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Boykinia occidentalis Torr. & A. Gray
Coast Boykinia, Coastal brookfoam
Synonym(s): Boykinia elata, Boykinia vancouverensis
USDA Symbol: BOOC2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Leaves mostly at base and openly branched clusters of small white flowers tending to turn upward atop several reddish stems covered with minute, glandular hairs.
There are several species of Boykinia in North America, most occurring in the West. The genus name honors an early-19th-century naturalist from the state of Georgia, Dr. Samuel Boykin.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
, WA Canada: BC Native Distribution:
British Columbia south to western Washington, Oregon, and northern half of California. Native Habitat:
Springs and seeps in moist woods and along streams.
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC || FAC |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff