Calflora
Taxon  Report   4509    
Justicia californica  (Benth.) D. N. Gibson
Beloperone,  Chuparosa
Justicia californica
© 1998 Christopher L. Christie
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Justicia californica
© 2008 Christopher L. Christie
Justicia californica
© 2003 Michael Charters
Justicia californica, 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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Justicia californica
© 2017 Fred Melgert / Carla Hoegen
Family: ACANTHACEAE  
Genus: Justicia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Beloperone californica
More information about  Justicia californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 (JUCA8)

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 10, 2018).

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