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Wedge Leaf Horkelia
Horkelia cuneata
About Wedge Leaf Horkelia (Horkelia cuneata) 3 Nurseries Carry This Plant Horkelia cuneata is a species of flowering plant in the rose family known by the common name wedgeleaf horkelia. It is endemic to California, where it grows in coastal chaparral communities and sandy areas. This is a matting or clumping perennial herb producing erect green or red stems up to 70 centimeters tall. The fernlike green leaves are up to 30 centimeters long and are made up of toothed, oval-shaped leaflets each one or two centimeters long. The foliage and stems are often quite hairy. The flower cluster holds several flowers, each with narrow, pointed leaflets and wider, reflexed sepals. The sepals and five white petals may be tinted with bright pink. The center of the flower holds ten stamens and up to 60 small pistils.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.7 - 2.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Red, White

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Winter, Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 6 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Full Sun


Common uses
Common uses
Groundcovers, Bee Gardens

For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type

Annual Precipitation: 10.7" - 58.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 2.11", Coldest Month: 22.6" - 56.5", Hottest Month: 45.9" - 80.2", Humidity: 0.41" - 26.19", Elevation: 2" - 10260"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Wedge-leaf Horkelia, Wedge-leaved Horkelia, Wedgeleaf Horkelia

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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