Taxon  Report   5763    
Narthecium californicum  Baker
California bog asphodel
Narthecium californicum
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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Narthecium californicum
© 2008 Keir Morse
Narthecium californicum
© 1992 Dan Post
Narthecium californicum, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, Oregon.

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Narthecium californicum
© 2015 John Doyen
Genus: Narthecium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: streambanks, meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Narthecium californicum
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).