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Bolander's Woodland Star
Lithophragma bolanderi
  
About Bolander's Woodland Star (Lithophragma bolanderi) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lithophragma bolanderi is a species of flowering plant in the saxifrage family known by the common name Bolander's woodland star. It is endemic to California, where it is known from several mountain ranges, including the North Coast Ranges, the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, and the San Gabriel Mountains. It grows in many types of open habitat. It is a rhizomatous perennial herb growing erect or leaning with a tall naked flowering stem. The leaves are located on the lower part of the stem, each divided into rounded lobes. The stem bears up to 25 flowers, each in a cuplike calyx of red or green sepals. The five petals are white, under one centimeter long, and toothed or smooth along the edges.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
0.7 - 2.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Green, Red

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
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Nurseries

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 5.2" - 77.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 2.48", Coldest Month: 24.0" - 53.5", Hottest Month: 45.5" - 80.8", Humidity: 1.21" - 26.10", Elevation: 21" - 11310"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Bolander's Woodland-star, Hillstar, Sierra Star


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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