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Greene's Liveforever
Dudleya greenei

About Greene's Liveforever (Dudleya greenei) Dudleya greenei is a rare succulent plant known by the common name Greene's liveforever, or Greene's dudleya. It is endemic to the Channel Islands of California, where it grows along the cliffs of four of the eight islands. It grows from a small, thick caudex a few centimeters wide and produces rosettes of fleshy, pointed leaves up to 11 centimeters long. The flower cluster is borne on an erect peduncle up to 40 centimeters tall. The peduncle and foliage are variably green and pink. The flower cluster branches at the top and holds many fleshy yellowish flowers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb, Succulent

Max. Height
0.36 - 1.3 ft (0.11 - 0.4 m)

Flower Color
Cream, Yellow

Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Native Status
Natural Setting
Site Type

Shade, Part Shade

Elevation ?
-88' - 1092'

Annual Precip. ?
12.0" - 18.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.15" - 0.26"

Coldest Month ?
48.4° F - 55.9° F

Hottest Month ?
60.5° F - 70.8° F

Humidity ?
1.29 vpd - 15.55 vpd


Sunset Zones ?
5, 7, 14*, 15, 16*, 17*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*

Landscaping Information
Water Requirement ?
Extremely Low, Very Low
Extremely Low
Very Low
Moderate - High

Propagation ?
For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Common uses
Bird Gardens, Hummingbird Gardens

Nursery Availability
Sometimes Available

Other Names
Common Names
Greene's Dudleya

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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