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Downy Pincushionplant
Navarretia pubescens
About Downy Pincushionplant (Navarretia pubescens) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Navarretia pubescens is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name downy pincushionplant. It is native to southern Oregon and to the central mountain ranges of California, where it can be found in open mountainous habitat. It is a hairy, hairy annual herb producing a reddish or brownish stem up to about 33 centimeters in maximum length. The leaves are divided into many linear or needlelike lobes, sometimes clustered. The upper leaves are hairy, the lower generally hairless. The flower cluster is a cluster of many flowers surrounded by leaflike leafs and coated with downy or hairy hairs. Each flower is just over a centimeter long and blue in color with a purplish throat.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.46 - 1.1 ft tall

Landscaping Information
Full Sun

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium, Slow

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7*, 8, 9, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Open, slopes, gravel or clay,

Annual Precipitation: 7.0" - 78.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.13" - 2.47", Coldest Month: 20.6" - 52.9", Hottest Month: 40.5" - 77.8", Humidity: 0.09" - 25.94", Elevation: 33" - 12948"

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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