Calflora
Taxon  Report   4117    
Hesperochiron pumilus  (Griseb.) Porter
Dwarf hesperochiron
Hesperochiron pumilus
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Hesperochiron pumilus
© 2006 Aaron Schusteff
Hesperochiron pumilus
© 2010 James M. Andre
Hesperochiron pumilus, 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 pumilus
© 2005 Steve Matson
Family: BORAGINACEAE  
Genus: Hesperochiron
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hesperochiron villosulus
ICPN: Capnorea campanulata
More information about  Hesperochiron pumilus
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 (HEPU6)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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 11, 2018).

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