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Pholistoma racemosum

Pholistoma racemosum (Nutt. ex A. Gray) Constance

Racemed Fiesta-flower, Racemed Fiestaflower

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)


USDA Symbol: PHRA5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A straggling, loosely branched annual with brittle, 4-24 in. stems. White to bluish flowers occur singly from leaf axils and in terminal clusters.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


Native Distribution: Channel Islands & coastal San Diego Co., CA
Native Habitat: Shaded places below 1000 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Description: Well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Additional resources

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


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

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