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Brewer's Calandrinia
Calandrinia breweri
About Brewer's Calandrinia (Calandrinia breweri) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Calandrinia breweri is a species of flowering plant in the purslane family known by the common name Brewer's redmaids. It is native to the coastal mountains and canyons of California and Baja California, where it grows in several types of habitat, including recently burned and otherwise disturbed areas. Calandrinia breweri is an annual herb producing thick, hairless stems up to 45 centimeters long which may grow upright or sprawl along the ground. The thick leaves are oval to spoon-shaped and up to 8 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a raceme of bright red to pink flowers, each on a long pedicel. Each flower has generally five petals which are under half a centimeter long. The fruit is a capsule containing 10 to 15 seeds which are finely bumpy under magnification.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Red

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 10.1" - 63.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 2.45", Coldest Month: 23.3" - 56.4", Hottest Month: 45.1" - 79.1", Humidity: 0.73" - 27.70", Elevation: 26" - 10184"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Brewer's Redmaids

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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