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Butte County Morning-Glory
(Calystegia atriplicifolia ssp. buttenesis )
Convolvulaceae (morning-glory family)

Butte County Morning-Glory
Photo by Joe Molter, BLM

Description: Perennial from rhizome, generaly smooth and hairless, stems can be reclining or erect, 4 to 20 inches (10 to 50 cm) long.  Leaves are arrowhead shaped with basal lobes turning outward and upward 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches (2 to 4 cm) wide at midrib.  White or pink-tinged funnel-shaped flower.

Distribution: Eastern portions of Butte, Tehama, Shasta Counties within the Cascade and Sierra Nevada Ranges.

Habitat: Dry, rocky places in open forest or chaparral, has been found in disturbed areas such as edges of roads, burned areas, plantations and fire breaks at 1200 to 3800 feet (365 to 1160 meters) in elevation.

Flowering Period: May to July

Similar Plants: Calystegia occidentalis ssp. o.

Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Field Office: Redding

Last updated: 08-05-2010