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Trixis californica (American threefold)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Trixis californica

Trixis californica Kellogg

American Threefold, Trixis

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Trixis californica var. californica

USDA Symbol: TRCA8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A very leafy, branched shrub, often much broader than tall, with small, yellow, rayless flower heads among lanceolate leaves.

The genus name, from the Greek word meaning "threefold," refers to the 3-lobed corolla.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AZ , CA , NM , TX
Native Distribution: Southern California east to western Texas and south to northern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Rocky, desert slopes.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2010-04-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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