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Plectritis macrocera

Plectritis macrocera Torr. & A. Gray

Long Horn Plectritis, Longhorn Plectritis, White Cornsalad, White Seablush

Valerianaceae (Valerian family)


USDA Symbol: PLMA4

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Vernally moist, open, partly shaded slopes.

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 62 - Burke Herbarium Image Collection (2020) University of Washington
Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-12-10
Research By: CBR

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