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Coast Dudleya
Dudleya caespitosa
  
About Coast Dudleya (Dudleya caespitosa) 30 Nurseries Carry This Plant Dudleya caespitosa is a succulent plant known by several common names, including sealettuce, sand lettuce, and coast dudleya. It is endemic to California, where it grows along the coastline from San Francisco to Los Angeles. This dudleya starts from a rosette up to 20 centimeters wide, containing up to 30 leaves. The leaves are fleshy, pale green, and cone-shaped to oblong, one or two centimeters wide and almost a centimeter thick. The stem is a caudex which grows erect up to about 20 centimeters in height before branching into the flower cluster. Its color is variable, from green to red and yellow shades. At the top is a tall flower cluster which may hold 10 or 15 flowers on each of several branches. The flowers are bright yellow with pointed petals. References:Dudleya and Hassenthaus Handbook, Paul Thompson 1993
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb, Succulent

Size
Size
3.6 - 8.4 in tall
4 - 6 in wide

Form
Form
Spreading

Dormancy
Dormancy
Summer Semi-Deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color
Red, Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 1x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to 25 - 30° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
Rocky cliffs. Soil PH: 5 - 7

Common uses
Common uses
Groundcovers, Hummingbird Gardens, Bird Gardens

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
9, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Coastal cliffs

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 9.7" - 45.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 0.71", Coldest Month: 43.7" - 56.2", Hottest Month: 57.4" - 76.4", Humidity: 0.29" - 19.59", Elevation: -253" - 3288"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Sand Lettuce, Sand-lettuce, Sealettuce


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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