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Pisapia, Robert J.
Leptodactylon californicum Hook. & Arn.
California prickly phlox
USDA Symbol: LECA7
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
CA Native Distribution:
Southern California. Native Habitat:
Dry places and rocky ridges in brush. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff