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Achlys californica

Achlys californica I. Fukuda & H.G. Baker

California Deer Foot, Deer's Foot

Berberidaceae (Barberry Family)


USDA Symbol: ACCA6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Coastal and mountainous regions, Sequoia sempervirens and Pseudotsuga menziesii forests.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Achlys californica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Achlys californica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Achlys californica


Record Modified: 2020-05-06
Research By: CBR

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