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California Elegant Rock Cress
Boechera californica
About California Elegant Rock Cress (Boechera californica) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant California Elegant Rock Cress (Arabis sparsiflora var. californica) is a native perennial herb that grows in Southern and Central California, primarily in the South Coast, the Transverse Range and Peninsular Range regions. It tends to grow in rocky canyons and gravelly washes, at elevations from 0-5200 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 13 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Full Sun


Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Rocky canyons, gravelly washes

Annual Precipitation: 4.5" - 51.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 3.20", Coldest Month: 30.8" - 57.0", Hottest Month: 55.8" - 86.7", Humidity: 1.28" - 37.63", Elevation: 366" - 9299"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Arabis sparsiflora var. californica

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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