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Draperia systyla
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About Draperia (Draperia systyla) Draperia is a monotypic genus of plants which includes the single species Draperia systyla, known by the common name violet draperia. This small perennial wildflower is endemic to California, where it grows in woodlands and rocky slopes in high mountains.. Its leaves, flowers, and fruits are hairy. The flowers are funnel-shaped and light pink to lavender in color.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
0.33 - 1.3 ft (0.1 - 0.4 m)

Flower Color
Pink, Lavender

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
talus, rock crevices

Shade, Part Shade

Elevation ?
156' - 10402'

Annual Precip. ?
13.1" - 100.3"

Summer Precip. ?
0.33" - 3.11"

Coldest Month ?
25.0° F - 52.0° F

Hottest Month ?
48.2° F - 79.3° F

Humidity ?
1.03 vpd - 24.03 vpd

Sunset Zones ?
1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 17

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Violet Draperia

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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