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Blochman's Dudleya
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Dudleya blochmaniae

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About Blochman's Dudleya (Dudleya blochmaniae) Dudleya blochmaniae is a succulent plant known by the common name Blochman's liveforever or Blochman's dudleya. This plant is native to California and Baja California, where it grows along the coastline. It grows somewhat erect, with cone-shaped, horn-shaped, or triangular succulent leaves along its stem. The plant may be brown, reddish-purple, or greenish. It bears a branching flower cluster with a few flowers per branch, each opening into a star-shaped bloom with five pointed white petals, sometimes with streaks of red. Dudleya blochmaniae ssp. brevifolia
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb, Succulent

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

Flower Color
White, Green, Red, Purple, Brown

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Open places


Elevation ?
-14' - 1776'

Annual Precip. ?
9.4" - 34.0"

Summer Precip. ?
0.13" - 1.40"

Coldest Month ?
39.9° F - 55.8° F

Hottest Month ?
61.6° F - 79.5° F

Humidity ?
0.80 vpd - 18.81 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Hummingbird Gardens, Bird Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Blochman'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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