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Shortspur Seablush
Plectritis congesta
About Shortspur Seablush (Plectritis congesta) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Plectritis congesta is a species of flowering plant in the honeysuckle family known by several common names, including shortspur seablush and rosy plectritis. It is native to western North America from Vancouver Island to southern California, where it is a common plant in coastal forests, seashores, mountain meadows, and other habitat. It is an annual herb growing erect 10 to 60 centimeters tall. The widely spaced, paired and oppositely arranged leaves are oval or somewhat oblong, smooth-edged, and up to 6 centimeters long by 2 wide. The upper ones lack petioles. The inflorescence is a dense headlike cluster of flowers in shades of bright pink to nearly white. Each flower has an upper and lower lobed lip under a centimeter in length and three protruding stamens tipped with purple anthers bearing yellow pollen.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.33 - 2 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, White

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 6.5" - 133.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.15" - 3.85", Coldest Month: 32.2" - 53.9", Hottest Month: 55.4" - 77.9", Humidity: 0.23" - 25.47", Elevation: 20" - 6734"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Rosy Plectritis, Sea Blush

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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