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Ancistrocarphus filagineus  A. Gray
False neststraw,  Woolly fishhooks
Ancistrocarphus filagineus
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Ancistrocarphus filagineus
© 2011 Vernon Smith
Ancistrocarphus filagineus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Ancistrocarphus filagineus, 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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Ancistrocarphus filagineus
© 2009 Barry Rice
Genus: Ancistrocarphus
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland

Serpentine affinity: 3.3; (strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Stylocline filaginea var. depressa
PLANTS: Stylocline filaginea
More information about  Ancistrocarphus filagineus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 19, 2019).