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Pest Information

Flat-face Calicoflower

Flat-face Calicoflower

  • Latin Name: Downingia Pulchella
  • Common Name: Flat-face Calicoflower
  • Other Names: N/A

Pest Details

Flat-face Calicoflower
Flat-face Calicoflower

Origin:

A native plant in Oregon and California, and found commonly in early spring as a roadside and meadow wildflower.

Biology:

An annual wildflower that reproduces from seeds, this is a common sight in Northern California and Oregon in muddy areas along roadsides. It is not considered a problem.

Identification:

Mature plants are small, usually no more than 10 inches high with multiple branching stems. The leaves are very small and narrow and occurring very sparsely along the stem. The showy flowers are less than 1 inch long but are bright blue and white, with a yellow patch at the center of the irregular flower.

Characteristicts Important to Control:

No control is needed for this wildflower.

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