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Green-flowered Prince's Plume
Stanleya viridiflora
About Green-flowered Prince's Plume (Stanleya viridiflora) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Stanleya viridiflora is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by the common names green princesplume and green-flowered prince's plume. It is native to the western United States, where it occurs in sagebrush and plateau habitat, often on rocky calcareous, sandstone, clay, shale, or volcanic soils. It is a perennial herb producing a stout erect stem which may exceed a meter in maximum height. It is hairless and sometimes waxy in texture. Its base is a caudex which is generally covered in the remains of withered leaf bases. The leaves have lance-shaped or oblong blades which have smooth or toothed edges or may be divided into a few lobes. The blades may be 22 centimeters long. Some are borne on long petioles, while others, especially those higher on the plant, clasp the stem at their bases. The top of the stem is occupied by a long inflorescence which is an open raceme of many flowers. Each flower bud is enclosed in long, thick sepals which open to reveal yellow or whitish petals each measuring up to 2 centimeters in length. The stamens protruding from the flower's center are 1 or 2 centimeters long. The fruit is a curving, wormlike silique 3 to 7 centimeters in length containing tiny seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

3.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, White

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 7.0" - 17.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.52" - 1.10", Coldest Month: 32.3" - 33.6", Hottest Month: 63.4" - 63.8", Humidity: 1.77" - 19.53", Elevation: 4450" - 4920"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Green Princesplume

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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