Taxon  Report   3977    
Gutierrezia californica  (DC.) Torr. & A. Gray
California matchweed,  Matchweed, snakeweed, San joaquin snakeweed
Gutierrezia californica
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Gutierrezia californica
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Gutierrezia californica
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Gutierrezia californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Gutierrezia californica
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Genus: Gutierrezia
Serpentine affinity: 1.8; (weak indicator)
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Gutierrezia bracteata
More information about  Gutierrezia californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

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 17, 2019).