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Small-flowered Bluecurls
Trichostema micranthum
About Small-flowered Bluecurls (Trichostema micranthum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Trichostema micranthum is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, known by the common name smallflower bluecurls. The plant is native to Southern California, northwestern Arizona, and northern Baja California state. In California populations are found in the San Bernardino Mountains and San Emigdio Mountains of the Transverse Ranges. Its habitat includes meadow wetlands and riparian riverbanks, often in white fir (Abies concolor) and Yellow pine forest habitats. It grows at 1,500-2,500 metres (4,900-8,200 ft) in elevation. Trichostema micranthum is an annual herb growing to under 3 decimetres (12 in) in maximum height. Its aromatic foliage is coated in short, glandular and nonglandular hairs. The pointed oval or lance-shaped leaves are up to 4. 5 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a series of clusters of flowers located at each leaf pair. Each flower has a hairy calyx of pointed sepals and a tubular, lipped purple corolla a few millimeters in length. The four stamens are sometimes protrude from the lips of the corolla.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

1 ft tall

Wildlife Supported

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Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 5.9" - 35.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.38" - 3.05", Coldest Month: 31.6" - 51.2", Hottest Month: 57.1" - 77.7", Humidity: 1.26" - 28.94", Elevation: 1995" - 8201"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Smallflower Bluecurls

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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