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Dwarf Hesperochiron
Hesperochiron pumilus
About Dwarf Hesperochiron (Hesperochiron pumilus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Hesperochiron is a small genus of plants in the waterleaf family containing two species native to western North America. These are thick-rooted perennial herbs growing in squat patches at ground level and producing bluish-white flowers with yellow throats. They grow in wet areas such as seepy meadows. The species are generally similar in appearance, with oblong green leaves up to 7 or 8 centimeters long and 2 to 3 wide, often coated with tiny hairs. Hesperochiron californicus, the California hesperochiron, produces slightly larger flowers than the dwarf hesperochiron, H. pumilus.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

2.4 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, White

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade

For propagating by seed: 3 mos. stratification.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 3, 7, 15, 16, 17, 18*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Wet meadows, slopes, flats

Annual Precipitation: 4.7" - 69.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.37" - 2.81", Coldest Month: 23.9" - 48.2", Hottest Month: 49.0" - 77.8", Humidity: 0.40" - 31.75", Elevation: 1393" - 9423"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Dwarf Centaur-flower

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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