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Sticky Pincushionplant
Navarretia viscidula
About Sticky Pincushionplant (Navarretia viscidula) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Navarretia viscidula is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name sticky pincushionplant. It is endemic to California, where it can be found in the Sierra Nevada foothills and the Coast Ranges in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. It grows in moist and wet spots in mountain and hillside habitat, such as vernal pools and spring meadows. It is a hairy, glandular annual herb producing a spreading, branching stem up to about 24 centimeters tall. The leaves are strap-shaped or divided into narrow, flat or needlelike lobes. The inflorescence is a cluster of many flowers surrounded by leaflike bracts. The flowers are reddish-purple to purple and 1 to 1. 5 centimeters in length.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

1.2 - 9.5 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Purple, Red

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 11.7" - 78.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 1.57", Coldest Month: 40.2" - 50.7", Hottest Month: 61.6" - 77.9", Humidity: 0.09" - 26.48", Elevation: 7" - 3989"

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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