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Parish's Oxytheca
Acanthoscyphus parishii
About Parish's Oxytheca (Acanthoscyphus parishii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Oxytheca parishii (syn. Acanthoscyphus parishii) is a species of flowering plant in the buckwheat family known by the common name Parish's oxytheca. It is endemic to California, where it is known only from the Transverse Ranges and nearby slopes of the southernmost Central Coast Ranges. It grows in dry and rocky mountain soils. It is an annual herb producing a waxy, hairless, leafless stem up to about 60 centimeters in maximum height in the spring when it is time to flower; during the winter the plant is a small rosette of oval leaves a few centimeters wide. The inflorescence atop the stem is an array of small cymes of flowers, each enveloped in a partially fused cup of bracts tipped in spinelike awns. The flower has six hairy white or pinkish lobes. There are four varieties of this species.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

2 ft tall

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 7.7" - 49.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.21" - 2.94", Coldest Month: 32.9" - 52.4", Hottest Month: 57.8" - 77.5", Humidity: 1.32" - 26.15", Elevation: 727" - 8418"

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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