Taxon  Report   1254    
Calliandra eriophylla  Benth.
Fairyduster,  False mesquite
Calliandra eriophylla
© 2006 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Calliandra eriophylla
© 2016 Fred Melgert
Calliandra eriophylla
© 2016 Fred Melgert
Calliandra eriophylla, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Calliandra eriophylla
© 2016 Fred Melgert
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Calliandra
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Calliandra eriophylla var. chamaedrys
ICPN + PLANTS: Calliandra eriophylla var. eriophylla
More information about  Calliandra eriophylla
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 18, 2019).