Taxon  Report   3907    
Githopsis diffusa  A. Gray  ssp. filicaulis  (Ewan) Morin
Mission canyon bluecup,  San gabriel bluecup
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Githopsis diffusa ssp. filicaulis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders, Baja California.
also called Githopsis filicaulis
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 3.1 (review list).   8th Edition

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Genus: Githopsis
Parent: Githopsis diffusa
Communities: Chaparral

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Githopsis filicaulis
More information about  Githopsis diffusa ssp. filicaulis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 20, 2019).