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Holly Leaf Navarretia
Navarretia atractyloides
About Holly Leaf Navarretia (Navarretia atractyloides) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Navarretia atractyloides is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name hollyleaf pincushionplant. It is native to the coastal mountain ranges of western North America from Oregon through California to Baja California, where it grows in open areas in local habitat types. It is similar to Navarretia hamata, but lacks the skunky scent of that species. It is a hairy, hairy annual herb approaching 30 centimeters in maximum height. The leaves are strap-shaped with abrupt divisions into small, narrow teeth at intervals. The flower cluster is a head filled with spine-toothed, leaflike leafs. The flowers tucked amidst the leafs are light purple or occasionally white, with reddish veining in their tubular throats. The flower is just under a centimeter long and has a five-lobed corolla.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.16 - 1 ft tall

Landscaping Information
Full Sun

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
5, 7, 8, 9, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Open, rocky or sandy places

Annual Precipitation: 8.8" - 57.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 2.28", Coldest Month: 35.5" - 56.2", Hottest Month: 58.8" - 80.8", Humidity: 0.41" - 29.42", Elevation: 22" - 7541"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Hollyleaf Pincushionplant

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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