Taxon  Report   961    
Atrichoseris platyphylla  (A. Gray) A. Gray
Gravel ghost,  Gravelghost, Parachute flower, Parachute plant
Atrichoseris platyphylla
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Atrichoseris platyphylla
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
Atrichoseris platyphylla
© 2003 James M. Andre
Atrichoseris platyphylla, 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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Atrichoseris platyphylla
© 2011 Ron Wolf
Genus: Atrichoseris
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Malacothrix platyphylla
More information about  Atrichoseris platyphylla
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 21, 2019).