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Clifton's Sandwort Clifton's Eremogone Back to Plant Page
Eremogone cliftonii

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About Clifton's Sandwort Clifton's Eremogone (Eremogone cliftonii) Eremogone cliftoniii is a species of flowering plant in the pink family known by the common name Clifton's eremogone. It is endemic to California, where it is known from 27 to 33 occurrences in Butte and Plumas Counties. It occurs in forests and chaparral habitat on weathered granite soils. Although limited in distribution it may be relatively abundant where it does occur. The plant was only described to science in 2007. This is a perennial herb with small, threadlike, pointed leaves up to 6 centimeters long. The terminal inflorescence is a cluster of flowers with petals 1 to 2 centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
1678' - 5359'

Annual Precip. ?
23.5" - 95.7"

Summer Precip. ?
0.96" - 1.87"

Coldest Month ?
32.3° F - 47.0° F

Hottest Month ?
61.0° F - 71.6° F

Humidity ?
1.92 vpd - 21.89 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never 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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