Calflora
Taxon  Report   10780    
Arida carnosa  (A. Gray) D. R. Morgan & R. L. Hartm.  
(no longer an active name)
Shrubby alkali aster
Arida carnosa
© 2014 John Doyen
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Arida carnosa
© 2014 John Doyen
Arida carnosa, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Arida carnosa
© 2014 John Doyen
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Arida
Communities: Alkali Sink, Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, wetland-riparian
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN

ICPN accepted name:
Leucosyris carnosa

PLANTS accepted name:
Machaeranthera carnosa

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Aster intricatus
ICPN: Machaeranthera carnosa var. intricata
ICPN: Machaeranthera carnosa
NOTE: Arida carnosa is no longer an active name.
More information about  Arida carnosa
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 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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).