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Pinguicula macroceras

Pinguicula macroceras Link

California Butterwort, Horned Butterwort

Lentibulariaceae (Bladderwort family)


USDA Symbol: PIMA7

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

Carnivorous species.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AK , CA , ID , MT , OR , WA
Native Habitat: Moist slopes, cliffs, serpentine banks.

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.

Web Reference

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


Record Modified: 2020-11-04
Research By: CBR

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