Dudleya saxosa

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Dudleya saxosa
Dudleya saxosa.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Dudleya
Species: D. saxosa
Binomial name
Dudleya saxosa
(M. E. Jones) Britt. & Rose

Dudleya saxosa is a perennial succulent desert plant in the stonecrop family (Crassulaceae), commonly called live-forever'.[1]:84 This dudleya is native to the rocky slopes of the Peninsular Ranges and the sky islands in Mojave Desert mountains, such as the Panamint Range, in Southern California, and in Baja California and Arizona.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Dudleya saxosa ssp. saxosa (Panamint live-forever)[1]:84
  • Dudleya saxosa ssp. aloides (desert live-forever)[1]:84

Description[edit]

Dudleya saxosa is plant grows a basal clump or rosette of fleshy leaves, which may be flat and blade-shaped to somewhat cylindrical. It bolts one or more erect stems which are usually dull pink to red in color, sometimes with pale green coloration. Atop the stems are compact inflorescences of flowers with bright yellow petals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mojave Desert Wildflowers, Pam MacKay, 2nd ed., 2013, ISBN 978-0-7627-8033-4

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