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Santa Lucia Bedstraw
Galium clementis
  
About Santa Lucia Bedstraw (Galium clementis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Galium clementis is an uncommon species of flowering plant in the coffee family known by the common name Santa Lucia bedstraw. It is endemic to the Santa Lucia Mountains of central California. This is a mat-forming perennial herb forming carpetlike dull green patches amongst the rock litter. The thick leaves are arranged in whorls of four, or occasionally six, about the stem. The foliage is covered thickly in gray hairs. The plant is dioecious, with male plants producing small clusters of staminate flowers and female plants producing solitary pistillate flowers; both types of flower are generally yellow. The fruit is a berry covered in soft hairs.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Epirrhoe plebeculata Image
Epirrhoe plebeculataEpirrhoe plebeculata
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Orthonama obstipata Image
The Gem Orthonama obstipataOrthonama obstipata
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Eupithecia subfuscata Image
Gray Pug Eupithecia subfuscataEupithecia subfuscata
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Zenophleps lignicolorata Image
Zenophleps lignicolorataZenophleps lignicolorata

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 17.6" - 51.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.27" - 0.84", Coldest Month: 41.3" - 50.5", Hottest Month: 62.6" - 74.8", Humidity: 1.08" - 23.02", Elevation: 46" - 5844"


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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