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Leptodactylon californicum (California prickly phlox)
Pisapia, Robert J.

Leptodactylon californicum

Leptodactylon californicum Hook. & Arn.

California prickly phlox

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: LECA7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Slightly woody stems covered with small, prickly leaves, form a loose clump with pink flowers in small clusters near the top.

The genus name refers to the finger-like division of the leaves. A more widespread species, Granite Gilia (L. pungens), from southern British Columbia to Baja California, eastward to New Mexico, western Nebraska, and Montana, is 4-16 (10-40 cm) tall.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
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Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: CA
Native Distribution: Southern California.
Native Habitat: Dry places and rocky ridges in brush.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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