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Dudleya abramsii

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About Abrams' Liveforever (Dudleya abramsii) Dudleya abramsii is a succulent plant known by the common name Abrams' liveforever. It is native to California and northern Baja California, where it grows in rocky areas in a number of habitat types. It is a fleshy perennial forming a small basal cluster of leaves around a central caudex. The thick, waxy leaves are triangular to oblong and usually pointed, reaching up to 11 centimeters in length, but often remaining much smaller. The entire rosette is generally only a few centimeters wide. The flower cluster is a mostly erect, branching stem lined with pointed leafs and bearing up to 15 flowers. The flower has five small, thick sepals at the base of five pale yellow petals each about a centimeter long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb, Succulent

Max. Height
3.6 - 8.4 in (9.1 - 21.3 cm)

Flower Color

Flowering Season

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Rocky outcrops

Part Shade

Elevation ?
13' - 8366'

Annual Precip. ?
6.6" - 52.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 3.12"

Coldest Month ?
32.3° F - 53.9° F

Hottest Month ?
55.5° F - 82.1° F

Humidity ?
0.70 vpd - 33.33 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Hummingbird Gardens, Bird Gardens

Nursery Availability
Rarely Available


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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