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Sitka Mistmaiden
Romanzoffia sitchensis
About Sitka Mistmaiden (Romanzoffia sitchensis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Romanzoffia sitchensis is a species of flowering plant in the borage family known by the common name Sitka mistmaiden. It is native to western North America from Alaska through British Columbia and Alberta to far northern California and Montana. It grows in moist, rocky habitat, such as mountain cliffsides. It grows erect to 20, or occasionally 30, centimeters tall, the base of the stem widened where the overlapping petioles of the leaves emerge. The leaf blades are somewhat rounded or oval and notched into lobes along the edges.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.7 - 1 ft tall

Landscaping Information
Shade, Part Shade

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 4*, 5*, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Moist clefts in rocks

Annual Precipitation: 28.3" - 130.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.33" - 4.39", Coldest Month: 35.2" - 48.8", Hottest Month: 53.8" - 67.3", Humidity: 2.10" - 14.95", Elevation: 855" - 6960"

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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