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Legenere limosa
About Legenere (Legenere limosa) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Legenere limosa is an annual wildflower of the bellflower family endemic to limited portions of Northern California. This species is the sole member of the genus Legenere. The species common name is False Venus' looking glass. Blooming in May and June, it occurs below elevations of 610 meters in vernal pools and certain other moist habitats. Principal colonies are in Solano County, Sacramento County, Lake County, Napa County, Sonoma County, Tehama County and Yuba County. According to the California Native Plant Society L. limosa is classified on List 1B: Rare, threatened, or endangered; and 0. 1: Seriously endangered. Main threats to the species are grazing and human overpopulation. Stems are reclining and of length ten to thirty centimeters, but the lateral slender branches are rigid. An alternate common name for this organism is Greene's Legenere, after Edward Lee Greene who first described this plant in 1890; the genus name Legenere is derived as an anagram of "E. L. Greene". The species name limosa derives from the Latin words limus (meaning mud) and sella {meaning seat): the plant that is seated in mud.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 14.3" - 56.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.21" - 1.11", Coldest Month: 46.3" - 49.8", Hottest Month: 63.9" - 75.4", Humidity: 0.71" - 24.98", Elevation: 4" - 3491"

Alternative Names
Common Names: False Venus' Looking Glass

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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