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Eriodictyon parryi
About Turricula (Eriodictyon parryi) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Eriodictyon parryi or poodle-dog bush is a tall California mountain shrub with showy purple flowers, which is notable for secreting a severe skin irritant. The plant is endemic to southern California and Baja California. It is particularly common in the Transverse Ranges, and also occurs in the Coast Ranges south of San Luis Obispo, and in the Sierra Nevada as far north as Kings Canyon.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

3.3 - 9.8 ft tall

Wildlife Supported

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Coelopoeta glutinosiCoelopoeta glutinosi
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Ethmia arctostaphylellaEthmia arctostaphylella

Landscaping Information
Full Sun

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 10.3" - 52.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.24" - 3.35", Coldest Month: 34.2" - 55.1", Hottest Month: 58.6" - 78.4", Humidity: 1.20" - 27.93", Elevation: 231" - 7332"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Common Turricula, Poodle-dog Bush

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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