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Serpentine Collomia
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About Serpentine Collomia (Collomia diversifolia) Collomia diversifolia is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name serpentine collomia. It is endemic to California, where it is an uncommon member of the serpentine soils flora in the North Coast Ranges from the northern San Francisco Bay Area to Shasta County. It is a small annual herb with many branches bearing dark, slightly hairy, lance-shaped leaves, the most basal ones having three small teeth. The inflorescence is a cluster of several flowers each about a centimeter wide. The star-shaped flower has pointed violet lobes with yellowish bases coming together at a purple throat.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
28' - 5501'

Annual Precip. ?
15.9" - 76.1"

Summer Precip. ?
0.30" - 2.10"

Coldest Month ?
37.2° F - 50.5° F

Hottest Month ?
59.0° F - 74.7° F

Humidity ?
0.04 vpd - 25.02 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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