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Foothill Jepsonia
Jepsonia heterandra
About Foothill Jepsonia (Jepsonia heterandra) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Jepsonia heterandra is an uncommon species of flowering plant in the saxifrage family known by the common name foothill jepsonia. It is endemic to the foothills of the central section of the Sierra Nevada in California, where it grows in woodland and forest. This is a small perennial plant growing two or three leaves from a branching caudex. The flat, green leaves are round or kidney-shaped with frilly lobes along the edges. Flowering occurs in fall. The plant produces an inflorescence of several pinkish flowers on a tall peduncle. The fruit is a red-striped green or pink capsule.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Green, Red

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 15.2" - 42.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.25" - 1.31", Coldest Month: 29.5" - 50.1", Hottest Month: 52.0" - 75.0", Humidity: 1.98" - 22.95", Elevation: 193" - 8135"

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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