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Pisapia, Robert J.
Calandrinia ciliata (Ruiz & Pav.) DC.
Fringed redmaids, Redmaids
Synonym(s): Calandrinia ciliata var. menziesii
USDA Symbol: CACI2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
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
, 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.
BenefitUse Food: Seeds gathered, cooked, and ground by Nomlaki, Maidu, and other California indigenous peoples.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
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:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2008-10-19
Research By: TWC Staff