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Variegated Dudleya
(Dudleya variegata )
Crassulaceae

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Description: Perennial, fleshy, hairless herb. Stems corm-like (unbranched stems surrounded by dry leaves) 3/4 - 1 1/8 inch (1-3cm) long, 1/8 - 5/8 inch (3-15mm) wide. Leaves are clusters of 5-8 leaves appearing to radiate from the ground, blue-green, reversed spear-shaped to spoon-shaped, 3/8 - 2 3/4 inches (1-7cm) long, and 1/8 - 3/8 inches (3-11mm) wide. Inflorescence is a cyme with 2-3 branches, has a stalk 2-8 inches (5-20cm) long, and contains 3-11 odorless flowers. Sepals are triangular to pear-shaped, 1/8 inch (2-4mm) long, and petals are yellow with an elliptic shape, 3/16 - 5/16  inches (5-8mm) long, 1/8 inch (2-3.5mm) wide, and fused .5-1mm. Fruit has 5 red follicles. Seeds are narrowly egg-shaped, brown, and less than 1mm. 

Distribution:

Habitat: Dry hillsides and stony places, mesas. Elevation 10 - 1760 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms May - June.

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Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Last updated: 08-05-2010