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Gander's Pitcher Sage
Lepechinia ganderi
About Gander's Pitcher Sage (Lepechinia ganderi) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lepechinia ganderi is a rare species of flowering plant in the mint family known by the common name San Diego pitcher sage. It is known from only a few populations in northern Baja California and southern San Diego County, California, where it grows in the chaparral of the Peninsular Ranges. This is an aromatic shrub with slender branches coated in rough hairs and resin glands. The leaves are lance-shaped and sometimes have toothed edges. The raceme flower cluster bears flowers on short pedicels. Each flower has a base of long, pointed sepals below a white to light lavender tubular corolla. The flower is lipped at the mouth. The small, dark, hairless fruit develops attached to the sepals once the corolla falls.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

6.6 ft tall

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL
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Landscaping Information
Full Sun

Common uses
Common uses
Hummingbird Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 14.0" - 19.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.38" - 0.76", Coldest Month: 46.0" - 51.3", Hottest Month: 71.8" - 77.6", Humidity: 0.98" - 22.24", Elevation: 558" - 3521"

Alternative Names
Common Names: San Diego Pitcher Sage, San Diego Pitchersage

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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