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Point Reyes Horkelia
Horkelia marinensis
About Point Reyes Horkelia (Horkelia marinensis) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Horkelia marinensis is a rare species of flowering plant in the rose family known by the common name Point Reyes horkelia. It is endemic to the California coastline, where it is known from about Fort Bragg to near Santa Cruz. It grows on beaches and in other sandy coastal areas. This is a perennial herb growing in low, dense patches. The leaves are up to 10 centimeters long and are made up of toothed, hairy, gray-green leaflets each around a centimeter long. The foliage is glandular and strongly scented. The plant produces green to reddish-green stems up to 30 centimeters long which bear inflorescences of dense clustered flowers. Each flower has minute bractlets under reddish-green, fuzzy sepals. The petals are generally white and narrow with rounded ends. The center of the flower contains a ring of stamens around a patch of 20 to 30 pistils.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

4 - 11.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Green, Red

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 5 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information

Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 14.7" - 59.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.20" - 1.16", Coldest Month: 43.7" - 50.4", Hottest Month: 59.6" - 71.2", Humidity: 0.03" - 16.72", Elevation: 7" - 2602"

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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