Taxon  Report   5472    
Microseris douglasii  (DC.) Sch. Bip.  ssp. platycarpha  (A. Gray) K. L. Chambers
Douglas' silverpuffs,  Small flowered microseris
Microseris douglasii ssp. platycarpha, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, Baja California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   CNPS Inventory
Observation Search
(235 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Genus: Microseris
Parent: Microseris douglasii

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 1.3; (weak indicator / indifferent)

Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Microseris douglasii var. platycarpha
More information about  Microseris douglasii ssp. platycarpha
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2020).