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White Mountains Horkelia
Horkelia hispidula
  
About White Mountains Horkelia (Horkelia hispidula) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Horkelia hispidula is a species of flowering plant in the rose family known by the common name White Mountains horkelia. It is endemic to the White Mountains, a small mountain range that straddles the border between California and Nevada east of the Sierra Nevada. It is a resident of dry scrub and alpine and subalpine forest habitat. This is a perennial herb producing a low mat of hairy, glandular greenish gray foliage about a woody base. The leaves are cylindrical and sometimes taper to a point, growing erect in a patch around the caudex. Each leaf is up to 10 centimeters long and is made up of crowded pairs of hairy leaflets. The inflorescence is an array of up to 15 flowers atop an erect stalk, each flower made up of five hairy, pointed, reflexed sepals and five white petals.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
9.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 10.3" - 45.5", Summer Precipitation: 1.85" - 2.32", Coldest Month: 22.6" - 31.6", Hottest Month: 45.0" - 61.3", Humidity: 1.70" - 17.45", Elevation: 7418" - 11016"

Alternative Names
Common Names: White Mountain Horkelia, White Mtns. Horkelia


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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