Calflora
Taxon  Report   1104    
Boerhavia coccinea  Mill.
Red boerhaavia,  Scarlet spiderling
Boerhavia coccinea
© 2014 Keir Morse
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Boerhavia coccinea
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Boerhavia coccinea
© 2014 Keir Morse
Boerhavia coccinea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Boerhavia coccinea
© 1998 Arthur H. Bazell, M.D.
Family: NYCTAGINACEAE  
Genus: Boerhavia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Valley Grassland, Southern Oak Woodland

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Boerhavia caribaea
More information about  Boerhavia coccinea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (BOCO)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).

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