Dudleya edulis

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Dudleya edulis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Dudleya
Species: D. edulis
Binomial name
Dudleya edulis
(Nutt.) Moran
Synonyms

Stylophyllum edule

Dudleya edulis is a succulent plant known by the common name fingertips. This plant is native to Southern California and Baja California, where it grows in rocky areas of the coastal and the inland Peninsular Ranges mountains.

Description[edit]

Dudleya edulis, the fingertips, is made up of an array of fleshy, snakelike leaves growing vertically from a caudex at or just below ground level. The fingerlike leaves are pale green, cylindrical and pointed, growing up to 20 centimeters tall.

It also bears a branching inflorescence with several terminal branches each bearing up to 10 or 11 flowers. The flowers have pointed white petals about a centimeter long.

Cultivation

Dudleya edulis is cultivated as an ornamental plant, for rock gardens and in pots.

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