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Downingia cuspidata (Toothed calicoflower)
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Downingia cuspidata

Downingia cuspidata (Greene) Greene ex Jeps.

Toothed Calicoflower

Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 4 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Blue, purple to white to yellow centers, thus Calicoflower.



National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL OBL
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.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 37 - Calscape (2019) California Native Plant Society
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-03-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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