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Parry's Marina
Marina parryi
About Parry's Marina (Marina parryi) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Marina parryi is a species of flowering plant in the legume family known by the common name Parry's false prairie-clover. It is native to the deserts of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. This is a perennial herb producing stiff, branching stems 20 to 80 centimeters long. It is coated with glands and rough hairs. The leaves are made up of several pairs of small oval leaflets no more than 6 millimeters long. The flower cluster is a raceme of deep blue and white bicolored flowers each under a centimeter long. The fruit is a legume pod containing a single seed.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.7 - 2.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Blue

Landscaping Information
Full Sun

For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Open desert washes and rocky slopes

Annual Precipitation: 2.8" - 13.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.35" - 2.42", Coldest Month: 47.1" - 63.5", Hottest Month: 75.1" - 88.8", Humidity: 3.35" - 42.81", Elevation: 13" - 3894"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Parry Dalea, Parry's False Prairie-clover, Parry's Indigobush

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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