Taxon  Report   2780    
Downingia ornatissima  Greene  var. eximia  (Hoover) McVaugh
Folded calicoflower,  Showy horned downingia
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Downingia ornatissima var. eximia, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Downingia mirabilis var. eximia
ICPN: Downingia mirabilis
More information about  Downingia ornatissima var. eximia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 20, 2019).