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Dudleya attenuata
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Tapertip Liveforever
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Dudleya attenuata

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About Tapertip Liveforever (Dudleya attenuata) Dudleya attenuata, common names including Orcutt's live-forever and Tapertip live-forever, is plant species native to California and to Baja California. Leaves of this species are clavate, up to 5 mm thick. Flowers are open rather than tubular, borne in cymes with only 1-3 simple branches, hence with fewer flowers than most related species.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb, Succulent

Max. Height
3.6 - 8.4 in (9.1 - 21.3 cm)

Flower Color
White, Yellow

Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type


Elevation ?
25' - 376'

Annual Precip. ?
9.6" - 14.4"

Summer Precip. ?
0.18" - 0.26"

Coldest Month ?
52.8° F - 54.9° F

Hottest Month ?
70.1° F - 77.4° F

Humidity ?
1.85 vpd - 21.44 vpd

Landscaping Information
Water Requirement ?
Very Low
Extremely Low
Very Low
Moderate - High

Common uses
Hummingbird Gardens, Bird Gardens

Nursery Availability
Sometimes Available

Other Names
Common Names
Orcutt's Liveforever

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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