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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Trichostema lanatum Benth.
Woolly bluecurls, Romero
USDA Symbol: trla3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A much-branched, 3-4 ft. evergreen shrub with narrow, aromatic leaves and royal-blue flowers in 12 in., fuzzy spikes.
Deer may browse this plant in bad years.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution: CA
Coastal Ranges from Monterey & San Benito Cos. to Orange & San Diego Cos. Native Habitat:
Dry slopes & chaparral below 3500 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Poor, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Deer may browse this in bad years.
Easily propagated from stem
cuttings. Seed is difficult. Seed Collection:
Not Available Commercially Avail:
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, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff