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Limnanthes vinculans (Sebastopol meadowfoam)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Limnanthes vinculans

Limnanthes vinculans Ornduff

Sebastopol Meadowfoam

Limnanthaceae (Meadow-Foam Family)


USDA Symbol: LIVI3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Fruit: Nutlets dark brown.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May



Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q1Y1
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (CA)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

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 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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