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Navarretia tagetina

Navarretia tagetina Greene

Marigold Pincushionplant, Marigold Pincushion-plant, Marigold Navarretia, Northern Navarretia

Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)


USDA Symbol: NATA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: White to pale bluish or lavender.


Native Habitat: Dry open places, grassy flats, vernal pools.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW FAC
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 62 - Burke Herbarium Image Collection (2020) University of Washington
Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-06-24
Research By: CBR

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