Calflora
Taxon  Report   8131    
Triphysaria floribunda  (Benth.) T. I. Chuang & Heckard
San francisco owl's clover
Triphysaria floribunda
© 2003 Doreen L. Smith
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Triphysaria floribunda
© 2011 Steven Perry
Triphysaria floribunda
© 2008 Brett Stevenson
Triphysaria floribunda, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Orthocarpus floribundus
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Triphysaria floribunda
© 2011 Steven Perry
Family: OROBANCHACEAE  
Genus: Triphysaria
Communities: Coastal Prairie, Valley Grassland

Serpentine affinity: 2.3; (weak indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Orthocarpus floribundus
More information about  Triphysaria floribunda
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (TRFL14)

Search the International Plants Names Index

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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).