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Sierra Podistera
Podistera nevadensis
About Sierra Podistera (Podistera nevadensis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Podistera nevadensis is an uncommon species of flowering plant in the carrot family known by the common names Sierra podistera and Nevada podistera. Podistera nevadensis is a perennial herb forming a dense cushion in rock crevices, spreading up to half a meter wide and only a few centimeters tall. It grows from a taproot and it has no real stem, forming a mat of leaves. The fleshy pale green leaves are no more than a centimeter long. Each is divided into tiny, pointed leaflets. The leaves are coated in short, rough, whitish hairs. Podistera nevadensis is endemic to California, where it is known only from the highest peaks of the Sierra Nevada, the White and Inyo Mountains, and the San Bernardino Mountains. It is a plant of alpine climates above the tree line, growing in gravel and talus.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

1.6 ft tall

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 17.6" - 53.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.87" - 2.80", Coldest Month: 19.9" - 46.2", Hottest Month: 40.8" - 74.1", Humidity: 1.40" - 24.10", Elevation: 3185" - 12929"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Nevada Podistera

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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