Dudleya variegata

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Dudleya variegata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Dudleya
Species: D. variegata
Binomial name
Dudleya variegata
(S.Wats.) Moran

Dudleya variegata is a succulent plant known by the common name variegated liveforever. It is native to Baja California and adjacent San Diego County in California, where it grows in several habitat types, including chaparral and vernal pools.


Dudleya variegata is a fleshy perennial forming a small basal cluster of leaves around a small stem. The thick leaves are spoon-shaped to oblong to spherical or globular. The inflorescence is a mostly erect, branching stem up to 20 centimeters tall splitting into branches nearly as long. Each branch bears several flowers with fleshy triangular sepals and longer yellow petals.

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