Calflora
Taxon  Report   9556    
Leptosiphon androsaceus  Benth.
False babystars
Leptosiphon androsaceus
© 2010 Robert Steers
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Leptosiphon androsaceus
© 2018 Amy Rapport
Leptosiphon androsaceus
© 2015 Aaron Schusteff
Leptosiphon androsaceus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Leptosiphon androsaceus
© 2015 James Gonsman
Family: POLEMONIACEAE  
Genus: Leptosiphon
Communities: Northern Oak Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Linanthus androsaceus
More information about  Leptosiphon androsaceus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (LEAN19)

Search efloras.org (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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).