Calflora
Taxon  Report   2114    
Circaea alpina  L.  ssp. pacifica  (Asch. & Magnus) P. H. Raven
Pacific enchanter's nightshade,  Small enchanter's nightshade
Circaea alpina ssp. pacifica
© 2013 Debra L. Cook
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Circaea alpina ssp. pacifica
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Circaea alpina ssp. pacifica
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Circaea alpina ssp. pacifica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Circaea alpina ssp. pacifica
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Family: ONAGRACEAE  
Genus: Circaea
Parent: Circaea alpina
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Circaea alpina var. pacifica
PLANTS: Circaea pacifica
More information about  Circaea alpina ssp. pacifica
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 (CIALP2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).