Taxon  Report   3792    
Geraea canescens  Torr. & A. Gray
Desert sunflower,  Hairy desert sunflower, Hairy desertsunflower
Geraea canescens
© 1998 Larry Blakely
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Geraea canescens
© Corsi 2009 California Academy of Sciences
Geraea canescens
© 1998 Larry Blakely
Geraea canescens, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Geraea canescens
© 2004 James M. Andre
Genus: Geraea
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Geraea canescens var. canescens
PLANTS: Geraea canescens var. paniculata
More information about  Geraea canescens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 17, 2019).