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Sacramento Waxydogbane
Cycladenia humilis
About Sacramento Waxydogbane (Cycladenia humilis) Nurseries Show All Photos Cycladenia humilis is the sole member of the monotypic genus Cycladenia. Known by the common name Sacramento waxydogbane, it is an uncommon plant native to the southwestern United States, especially California. It is found at some elevation in several mountain ranges in the region. One of the three varieties of this plant, called the Jones waxydogbane, is considered a threatened species. This is a fleshy perennial herb with dull green leaves and pinkish lavender flowers. The flowers begin as rolled tubes shaped like pea pods and then open into colorful funnel-shaped blooms.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
4.8 in (12.2 cm)

Flower Color
Pink, Lavender

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Sandy flats and talus slopes

Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
1877' - 14090'

Annual Precip. ?
11.6" - 120.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.52" - 4.08"

Coldest Month ?
10.8° F - 49.3° F

Hottest Month ?
34.1° F - 75.5° F

Humidity ?
1.29 vpd - 27.22 vpd


Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Rarely Available

Other Names
Common Names

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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