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Serpentine Leptosiphon
Leptosiphon ambiguus
  
About Serpentine Leptosiphon (Leptosiphon ambiguus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Leptosiphon ambiguus (syn. Linanthus ambiguus), the serpentine linanthus, is a low annual plant with needle-like leaves and a vivid lavender flower. It grows in serpentine soils and is an endemic threatened species of the Bay Area in California.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
0.36 - 0.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Lavender

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 8.5" - 50.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.18" - 1.44", Coldest Month: 33.1" - 50.5", Hottest Month: 60.4" - 75.1", Humidity: 0.98" - 23.58", Elevation: 131" - 5313"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Serpentine Deserttrumpets, Serpentine Linanthus


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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