Calflora
Taxon  Report   2350    
Cordylanthus parviflorus  (Ferris) Wiggins
Purple bird's beak
Cordylanthus parviflorus
© 2004 James M. Andre
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Cordylanthus parviflorus
© 2012 Aaron Schusteff
Cordylanthus parviflorus
© 2014 John Doyen ID: 0000 0000 1114 1685 [detail] 2014 John Doyen
Cordylanthus parviflorus, a dicot, is an annual herb (hemiparasitic) that is native to California, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Utah.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Cordylanthus parviflorus
© 2012 Aaron Schusteff
Family: OROBANCHACEAE  
Genus: Cordylanthus
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cordylanthus glandulosus
More information about  Cordylanthus parviflorus
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 (COPA9)

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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 13, 2018).

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