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Collomia larsenii

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About Talus Collomia (Collomia larsenii) Collomia larsenii is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name talus collomia. It is native to the Olympic Mountains of Washington and the Cascade Range from Washington to northern California, where it grows in high exposed mountainside talus. It is a perennial herb forming a clump in the volcanic rocks. The branching stem is covered in fleshy, glandular, hairy leaves, each divided into many lobes. The inflorescence is a cluster of 6 to 9 tubular purple flowers, each with a face up to 1. 5 centimeters wide.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb, Perennial herb

Max. Height
1.9 in (4.8 cm)

Flower Color

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
4984' - 10407'

Annual Precip. ?
34.4" - 123.2"

Summer Precip. ?
1.35" - 4.14"

Coldest Month ?
25.7° F - 38.4° F

Hottest Month ?
47.2° F - 61.3° F

Humidity ?
1.56 vpd - 15.31 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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