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Sonoma Lessingia
Lessingia ramulosa
About Sonoma Lessingia (Lessingia ramulosa) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lessingia ramulosa (Sonoma lessingia) is a plant species endemic to California. It is known only from the area around Crystal Springs Reservoir in Sonoma and San Mateo Counties north of San Francisco. It grows in marshes and woodlands, sometimes on serpentine soil. Lessingia ramulosa is an herb up to 50 cm tall. It has persistent basal leaves plus leaves on the stems. Flower heads are borne singly at the ends of branches, with lavender flowers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

1.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Lavender

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 20.0" - 70.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.21" - 1.17", Coldest Month: 38.0" - 50.4", Hottest Month: 64.3" - 74.8", Humidity: 0.44" - 24.56", Elevation: 19" - 4609"

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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