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Lobelia dunnii var. serrata

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About Dunn's Lobelia (Lobelia dunnii var. serrata) Dunn's Lobelia (Lobelia dunnii var. serrata) is a native perennial herb that grows in southern and central California. It tends to grow in falls and moist cliffs, at elevations from 0-3000 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
2.8 ft (0.9 m)

Flower Color

Flowering Season
Summer, Fall

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Falls and moist cliffs

Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade

Elevation ?
13' - 6112'

Annual Precip. ?
10.7" - 39.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.15" - 1.72"

Coldest Month ?
39.0° F - 56.2° F

Hottest Month ?
65.0° F - 80.5° F

Humidity ?
1.02 vpd - 28.27 vpd

Soil Description
Prefers moist, well draining soil


Sunset Zones ?
7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*

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

Propagation ?
For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Common uses
Deer Resistant, Hummingbird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens

Nursery Availability
Commonly Available

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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