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Western Grasswort
Lilaeopsis occidentalis
About Western Grasswort (Lilaeopsis occidentalis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lilaeopsis occidentalis is a species of flowering plant in the carrot family known by the common name western grasswort. It is native to the coastline western North America from far southern Alaska to California, where it grows in brackish and salt marshes. This is a perennial herb producing a tuft of thready but stiff and erect grasslike leaves up to about 30 centimeters long from a rhizome network. The minute flowers are located in an umbel on a short stalk. They yield tiny round fruits only 1 or 2 millimeters wide.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 16.7" - 71.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.40" - 2.06", Coldest Month: 37.8" - 48.2", Hottest Month: 57.8" - 67.0", Humidity: 0.19" - 19.05", Elevation: 10" - 2433"

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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