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Rothrock's Nama
Nama rothrockii
About Rothrock's Nama (Nama rothrockii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Nama rothrockii is a species of flowering plant in the borage family known by the common name Rothrock's fiddleleaf. It is native to the mountains and plateaus of eastern California and western Nevada and Arizona, where it grows in several types of local habitat. It is a rhizomatous perennial herb with erect and spreading stems up to about 30 centimeters long. It grows in colonies of clumpy individual plants. It is hairy to bristly, hairy, and sticky in texture. The lance-shaped to narrowly oval green leaves are 2 to 6 centimeters long and lined with regular teeth. The flower cluster is a somewhat spherical head of flowers with densely hairy sepals. Each funnel-shaped flower is about 1.5 centimeters long and a centimeter wide at the face. The flowers are pink, light to deep purple, or pale blue in color.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

7.9 - 11.8 in tall

Landscaping Information
Part Shade

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Sandy alluvial flats, gravelly granitic slopes, meadows

Annual Precipitation: 8.2" - 40.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.68" - 3.11", Coldest Month: 21.9" - 44.4", Hottest Month: 44.0" - 71.0", Humidity: 1.22" - 23.50", Elevation: 5149" - 11859"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Rothrock's Fiddleleaf

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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