Calflora
Taxon  Report   4116    
Hesperochiron californicus  (Benth.) S. Watson
California hesperochiron
Hesperochiron californicus
© 2007 Steve Matson
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Hesperochiron californicus
© 2010 Genevieve K. Walden
Hesperochiron californicus
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Hesperochiron californicus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Hesperochiron californicus
© 2016 John Doyen
Family: BORAGINACEAE  
Genus: Hesperochiron
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hesperochiron californicus var. incanus
PLANTS: Hesperochiron californicus var. watsonianus
PLANTS: Hesperochiron lasianthus
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More information about  Hesperochiron californicus
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 (HECA7)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2018).