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San Gabriel Bluecup
Githopsis diffusa
About San Gabriel Bluecup (Githopsis diffusa) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Githopsis diffusa is a species of flowering plant in the bellflower family known by the common name San Gabriel bluecup. It is native to California and Baja California, where it grows in open habitat on the slopes of foothills and mountains. Githopsis diffusa is an annual herb forming a small clump at ground level or growing erect to a maximum height near 30 centimeters. The stem may have stiff hairs and the leaves are generally small and pointed. The small, solitary flower appearing at the tip of the stem is tubular to funnel-shaped and white or purple with a white throat.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

11.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Purple

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 11.1" - 81.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 2.07", Coldest Month: 35.0" - 55.1", Hottest Month: 54.2" - 80.8", Humidity: 0.73" - 28.77", Elevation: 133" - 6808"

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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