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Dudleya densiflora
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San Gabriel Mountains Dudleya
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Dudleya densiflora

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About San Gabriel Mountains Dudleya (Dudleya densiflora) Dudleya densiflora is a succulent plant known by the common name San Gabriel Mountains liveforever. This is a very rare plant which is endemic to the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, California. It is known from only three to five spots in the mountain range and there are an estimated 1,700 individual plants remaining. This plant grows in the cracks of the granite slopes of three canyons in this single mountain range, where it is threatened by human activity such as rock quarrying and off-trails hiking. Local studies are underway to gain information about this species. Dudleya densiflora is a unique plant, different in appearance from other dudleyas with its long, snakelike leaves. Each leaf is up to 15 centimeters long and cylindric up to its pointed tip, and it is covered with a soft, grainy powder. From this clump of leaves emerges an erect stem with a branched inflorescence, each branch bearing 2 to 8 light colored flowers, usually very light pink to white.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb, Succulent

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

Flower Color
White, Pink

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
749' - 8189'

Annual Precip. ?
24.6" - 38.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.57" - 1.88"

Coldest Month ?
41.4° F - 53.3° F

Hottest Month ?
59.7° F - 78.2° F

Humidity ?
3.34 vpd - 23.98 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Bird Gardens, Hummingbird Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
San Gabriel Mountains 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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