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Pisapia, Robert J.
Leptodactylon californicum Hook. & Arn.
California prickly phlox
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: 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
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff