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Bur Pincushionplant
Navarretia prolifera
  
About Bur Pincushionplant (Navarretia prolifera) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Navarretia prolifera is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common names bur pincushionplant and yellow bur navarretia. It is endemic to the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, where it grows near running water. Navarretia prolifera is an annual herb with branching or whorled spreading stems up to about 16 centimeters in maximum height. The leaves are threadlike or divided into threadlike lobes. The inflorescence is a cluster of flowers surrounded by hairy leaflike bracts divided into pointed, needlelike lobes. The flower is about a centimeter long. There are two subspecies of the plant, ssp. lutea bearing yellow flowers and ssp. prolifera with yellow-throated purple flowers. The less common ssp. lutea is known only from El Dorado County, California. Navarretia prolifera is an annual herb with branching or whorled spreading stems up to about 16 centimeters in maximum height. The leaves are threadlike or divided into threadlike lobes. The inflorescence is a cluster of flowers surrounded by hairy leaflike bracts divided into pointed, needlelike lobes. The flower is about a centimeter long. There are two subspecies of the plant, ssp. lutea bearing yellow flowers and ssp. prolifera with yellow-throated purple flowers. The less common ssp. lutea is known only from El Dorado County, California.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
2.4 - 6.2 in tall

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 10.7" - 57.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.15" - 2.21", Coldest Month: 29.0" - 49.9", Hottest Month: 54.5" - 75.8", Humidity: 0.99" - 22.51", Elevation: 336" - 7194"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Burr Pincushionplant, Yellow Bur Navarretia


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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