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Sierra Bluecup
Githopsis pulchella
About Sierra Bluecup (Githopsis pulchella) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Githopsis pulchella is a species of flowering plant in the bellflower family known by the common names Sierra bluecup and largeflower bluecup. It is endemic to California, where it grows in the lower elevations of the Sierra Nevada and in the southern reaches of the Cascade Range. This is an annual herb producing an erect stem to a maximum height anywhere between 4 and 40 centimeters. The hairy or hairless stem has occasional small lance-shaped leaves. The solitary flower appears at the top of the stem. It is one or two centimeters long, bell-shaped, and deep violet with a white throat. The small, erect style can be seen in the throat.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.13 - 1.3 ft tall

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 14.1" - 66.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.26" - 2.81", Coldest Month: 29.2" - 51.7", Hottest Month: 51.6" - 75.7", Humidity: 1.05" - 25.34", Elevation: 148" - 8239"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Largeflower Bluecup

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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