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Draperia systyla

Draperia systyla (A. Gray) Torr. ex A. Gray

Violet Draperia

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: White to pink or lavender.


Native Habitat: Woodlands, talus, rock crevices.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-04-20
Research By: CBR

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