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Ojai Navarretia
Navarretia ojaiensis
About Ojai Navarretia (Navarretia ojaiensis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Navarretia ojaiensis is a rare species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name Ojai navarretia. It occurs in Ventura County, California, where it is known from the Ojai Valley, the Santa Clarita Valley, and the Santa Susana Mountains. It may also occur in the Santa Monica Mountains within Los Angeles County, but the population known from there may have been extirpated by now. It was on land that was converted to a parking lot at the home of the composer Marco Beltrami. Many of the known occurrences may no longer exist, because they are in areas that have experienced urban development. All but one of the remaining populations are in locations which are likely to be developed or altered. One population is on a slope in Agoura Hills which is slated to be cleared for the construction of the new headquarters for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. This is an annual herb with a spreading, upright stem growing up to 33 centimeters long. The hairy, glandular leaves have blades divided into narrow, pointed lobes lined with tiny teeth. The inflorescence has narrow, pointed bracts and sepals around the flowers which are densely coated in shiny hairs and resin glands. The tubular flower corolla is roughly a centimeter long and white in color with purple markings in the throat. The five corolla lobes are pointed and the stamens protrude from within the throat.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.13 - 1.1 ft tall

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 18.1" - 27.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 0.37", Coldest Month: 47.8" - 53.1", Hottest Month: 72.5" - 78.1", Humidity: 1.33" - 25.22", Elevation: 397" - 2062"

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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