Dudleya multicaulis is a succulent plant known by the common name manystem liveforever. This dudleya is endemic to southern California, where it is rare and becoming increasingly uncommon as its habitat is altered.
This plant grows few short, fingerlike cylindrical leaves with pointed tips. It is dominated by its erect stem, which is topped with a branching inflorescence bearing up to 15 flowers on each long, thin branch. The flowers have pointed yellow petals up to a centimeter long, and long stamens.
Most of its known occurrences are in Orange County, where it lives mostly along the coastal plain in heavy clay soils. It is threatened by development, road construction, and recreational activity.
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