Taxon  Report   4138    
Heterocodon rariflorum  Nutt.
Few flowered heterocodon,  Rareflower heterocodon, Western pear flower
Heterocodon rariflorum
© 2005 John Game
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Heterocodon rariflorum
© 2003 Michael Charters
Heterocodon rariflorum
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Heterocodon rariflorum, 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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Heterocodon rariflorum
© 2003 Steve Matson
Genus: Heterocodon
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

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

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Specularia rariflora
More information about  Heterocodon rariflorum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2018).