Taxon  Report   7013    
Rafinesquia californica  Nutt.
California chicory,  California plumseed
Rafinesquia californica
© 2004 James M. Andre
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Rafinesquia californica
© 2004 Keir Morse
Rafinesquia californica
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Rafinesquia californica, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Rafinesquia californica
© 2004 Keir Morse
Genus: Rafinesquia
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Rafinesquia californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 17, 2019).