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California Horkelia
Horkelia californica
  
About California Horkelia (Horkelia californica) 9 Nurseries Carry This Plant Horkelia californica is a species of flowering plant in the rose family known by the common name California horkelia. It is endemic to California, where it grows on scrubby coastal and inland mountain slopes. This is a clumping perennial herb producing erect green stems variable in height from 10 centimeters to over a meter. The green leaves are up to 40 centimeters long and are made up of hairy, rounded, toothed leaflets each up to 6 centimeters in length. The flower cluster holds solitary and clustered flowers, each with toothed leaflets and thick, pointed sepals. There are five small white petals.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
0.33 - 4 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Cream, Yellow, White

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers sandy or well drained soil

Common uses
Common uses
Groundcovers, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Open, north facings slopes and streambanks

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 9.2" - 95.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 3.47", Coldest Month: 31.1" - 51.1", Hottest Month: 57.2" - 76.2", Humidity: 0.02" - 25.14", Elevation: 7" - 6488"

Alternative Names
Common Names: California Honeydew


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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