Gambelia speciosa

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Gambelia speciosa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Gambelia
Species: G. speciosa
Binomial name
Gambelia speciosa

Galvezia speciosa − (Nutt.) A. Gray [1] [2] [3]

Gambelia speciosa, previously classified as Galvezia speciosa,[1] [2] [3] is commonly known as showy island snapdragon or showy greenbright.

It is a perennial plant which is endemic to California chaparral and woodlands habitats on the Channel Islands in Southern California, and on Guadalupe Island west of the Baja California Peninsula in Baja California, Mexico. [2] [3]

It is listed as an endangered species on the California Native Plant Society Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants of California. [3]


Galvezia/Gambelia speciosa is cultivated as an ornamental plant for native plant, drought tolerant, and wildlife gardens. The flowers attract hummingbirds.

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  1. ^ a b USDA:: Gambelia speciosa . accessed 4.11.2015
  2. ^ a b c Jepson: Gambelia speciosa . accessed 4.11.2015
  3. ^ a b c d Calflora: Gambelia speciosa . accessed 4.11.2015

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