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Island Jepsonia
Jepsonia malvifolia
About Island Jepsonia (Jepsonia malvifolia) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Jepsonia malvifolia is an uncommon species of flowering plant in the saxifrage family known by the common name island jepsonia. It is found only on the Channel Islands of California and Guadalupe Island off Baja California. It grows in exposed rock and clay soils on the chaparral and scrub slopes of the islands. This is a small perennial herb producing two or three leaves from a flat caudex. The green leaves are round or kidney-shaped and edged with ruffled lobes. The plant flowers in fall, producing an inflorescence on a tall peduncle. The tiny flowers have red-veined white, yellowish, or pinkish petals. The fruit is a tan-striped greenish capsule.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Yellow, White, Green, Red

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 8.1" - 27.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 0.30", Coldest Month: 48.8" - 57.3", Hottest Month: 63.4" - 73.0", Humidity: 1.44" - 18.04", Elevation: 13" - 1690"

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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