Taxon  Report   9237    
Smelowskia ovalis  M. E. Jones
Alpine false candytuft
Smelowskia ovalis
© © Susan Cochrane and CNPS
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Smelowskia ovalis
© 2009 George W. Hartwell
Smelowskia ovalis
© 2008 George W. Hartwell
Smelowskia ovalis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Smelowskia ovalis
© 2018 Matt C. Berger
Genus: Smelowskia
Communities: Alpine Fell-fields

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS: Smelowskia ovalis var. congesta
More information about  Smelowskia ovalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).