Calflora
Taxon  Report   9497    
Hoffmannseggia microphylla  Torr.
Wand holdback
Hoffmannseggia microphylla
© 2011 James M. Andre
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Hoffmannseggia microphylla
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Hoffmannseggia microphylla, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Hoffmannseggia microphylla
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Hoffmannseggia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Caesalpinia virgata
More information about  Hoffmannseggia microphylla
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

USDA PLANTS Profile (HOMI5)

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).