Taxon  Report   7422    
Scrophularia californica  Cham. & Schltdl.
California bee plant,  California figwort
Scrophularia californica
© 2018 Saskia Raether
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Scrophularia californica
© 2017 Michael Perlmutter
Scrophularia californica
© 2018 Mary Conway
Scrophularia californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
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Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Scrophularia californica
© 2003 Michael Charters
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Redwood Forest, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Scrophularia californica ssp. californica
ICPN: Scrophularia californica ssp. floribunda
ICPN: Scrophularia californica var. floribunda
More information about  Scrophularia californica
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 18, 2019).