Taxon  Report   6654    
Pluchea sericea  (Nutt.) Coville
Arrow wed,  Arrow weed, Arrowweed
Pluchea sericea
© 2004 James M. Andre
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Pluchea sericea
© 2014 Keir Morse
Pluchea sericea
© 2018 Terry Hunefeld
Pluchea sericea, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Pluchea sericea
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Genus: Pluchea
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Berthelotia sericea
PLANTS: Polypappus sericeus
PLANTS: Tessaria sericea
More information about  Pluchea sericea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 18, 2019).