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Dedeckera eurekensis

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About July Gold (Dedeckera eurekensis) The monotypic genus Dedeckera contains the single species Dedeckera eurekensis, a plant known by the common name July gold which is endemic to California. It is found in the mountains east and south of the Sierra Nevada, especially the Inyo and White Mountains. July gold is a member of the buckwheat family. It is a matting shrub which bears small fleshy leaves and tiny yellowish flowers. It is a plant of the dry mountainous scrub, where it grows on gritty limestone cliffs. July gold is a rare plant, and its populations are scattered due to its specific niche habitat. It is also a poor reproducer; only about 1% of its flower ovules produce viable seed. These factors make it a species of concern.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
0.7 - 3.3 ft (0.21 - 1 m)

Flower Color

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
4012' - 8119'

Annual Precip. ?
5.4" - 13.4"

Summer Precip. ?
0.53" - 2.61"

Coldest Month ?
33.6° F - 49.5° F

Hottest Month ?
58.6° F - 74.1° F

Humidity ?
3.13 vpd - 27.09 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
July Gold Which

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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