Calflora
Taxon  Report   4649    
Layia platyglossa  (Fisch. & C. A. Mey.) A. Gray
Coastal tidytips
Layia platyglossa
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Layia platyglossa
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Layia platyglossa
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Layia platyglossa, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Layia platyglossa
© 2018 Amy Rapport
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Layia platyglossa ssp. campestris
PLANTS: Layia platyglossa var. breviseta
ICPN + PLANTS: Layia ziegleri
More information about  Layia platyglossa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (LAPL)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 19, 2018).

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