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Dudleya saxosa

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About Cooper's Dyssodia (Dudleya saxosa) Dudleya saxosa is a perennial succulent desert plant in the stonecrop family (Crassulaceae), commonly called live-forever. This dudleya is native to the rocky slopes of the Peninsular Ranges and the sky islands in Mojave Desert mountains, such as the Panamint Range, in Southern California, and in Baja California and Arizona. Dudleya saxosa is plant grows a basal clump or rosette of fleshy leaves, which may be flat and blade-shaped to somewhat cylindrical. It bolts one or more erect stems which are usually dull pink to red in color, sometimes with pale green coloration. Atop the stems are compact inflorescences of flowers with bright yellow petals.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb, Succulent

Max. Height
0.8 - 1 ft (0.24 - 0.3 m)

Flower Color
Pink, Yellow, Green, Red

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
406' - 7131'

Annual Precip. ?
4.0" - 33.3"

Summer Precip. ?
0.34" - 3.86"

Coldest Month ?
38.7° F - 59.2° F

Hottest Month ?
62.0° F - 87.7° F

Humidity ?
2.24 vpd - 38.70 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Bird Gardens, Hummingbird Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Panamint Liveforever, Cooper's Glandweed

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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