Taxon  Report   5963    
Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia  (Parry) Small
Baja birdbush,  Baja california birdbush
Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia
© 2005 TRNERR P. Roullard
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia
© 2000 Joseph Dougherty/
Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, Baja California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Endangered .

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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia
© 2013 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Ornithostaphylos
Communities: Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 24, 2019).