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California Romanzoffia
Romanzoffia californica
  
About California Romanzoffia (Romanzoffia californica) 2 Nurseries Carry This Plant Romanzoffia californica is a species of flowering plant in the borage family known by the common name California mistmaiden. It is native to Oregon and northern California, where it grows in moist and wet habitat, such as coastal bluffs and mountain forests. Romanzoffia californica grows erect to 40 centimeters tall from a network of hairy brown tubers. Around the base is a number of leaves with rounded, evenly lobed blades on petioles several centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
0.33 - 1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Cream

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Low, Moderate - High

Nurseries
Nurseries

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
4*, 5*, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17*, 19, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Ocean bluffs, roadbanks, wet cliffs, moist rocky places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 22.6" - 86.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.24" - 2.96", Coldest Month: 32.0" - 51.0", Hottest Month: 54.4" - 72.2", Humidity: 0.01" - 21.84", Elevation: 3" - 6850"

Alternative Names
Common Names: California Mistmaiden


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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