Calflora
Taxon  Report   9499    
Parkinsonia florida  (Benth. ex A. Gray) S. Watson
Blue paloverde
Parkinsonia florida
© 2004 James M. Andre
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Parkinsonia florida
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Parkinsonia florida
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Parkinsonia florida, a dicot, is a tree that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Parkinsonia florida
© 2005 Steven Perkins
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Parkinsonia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Cercidium floridum ssp. floridum
ICPN + PLANTS: Cercidium floridum
More information about  Parkinsonia florida
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

USDA PLANTS Profile (PAFL6)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).