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Pisapia, Robert J.
Calandrinia ciliata (Ruiz & Pavón) DC.
Fringed redmaids, Redmaids
USDA Symbol: CACI2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Small, brilliant, bright reddish-pink, shallowly bowl-shaped flowers bloom on short stalks growing from axils of upper leaves on this succulent plant with spreading or erect stems.
This species is a member of a large genus of the western Americas and Australia named for a Swiss botanist of the 18th century, J.L. Calandrini.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Fruit:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May
AZ , CA , ID , MA , NM , NV , OR , WA Native Distribution:
California to Washington; east to southwestern New Mexico. Native Habitat:
Open places where the soil is moist, at least early in the year; often with weeds. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
BenefitUse Food: Seeds gathered, cooked, and ground by Nomlaki, Maidu, and other California indigenous peoples.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
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:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2008-10-19
Research By: TWC Staff