Taxon  Report   5472    
Microseris douglasii  (DC.) Sch. Bip.  ssp. platycarpha  (A. Gray) K. L. Chambers
Douglas' silverpuffs,  Small flowered microseris
Microseris douglasii ssp. platycarpha
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Microseris douglasii ssp. platycarpha
© 2017 Barbara Boethling
Microseris douglasii ssp. platycarpha
© 2017 Barbara Boethling
Microseris douglasii ssp. platycarpha, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, Baja California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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one or more occurrences
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Bloom Period
Microseris douglasii ssp. platycarpha
© 2017 Barbara Boethling
Genus: Microseris
Parent: Microseris douglasii
Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub

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

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Microseris douglasii var. platycarpha
More information about  Microseris douglasii ssp. platycarpha
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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).