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Santa Ana River Woolystar
(Eriastrum densifolium ssp. sanctorum )
Polemoniaceae

Santa Ana River Woollystar; Photo Copyright 2003 Nina Jimerson
Photo Copyright 2003 Nina Jimerson

Description: Perennial, erect, and much branched herb, 10 - 30 inches (2.5-7.5dm) tall. Entire plant is wooly. Leaf is narrow, 3/8 - 2 inches (10-50mm) long, with 2-6 lobes. Inflorescence is a head with blue, star-like flowers. Corolla is 1 - 1 1/4 inches (25-32mm) long, funnel shaped, with a tube greater than 1 1/8 inch (30mm) long. Fruit is a capsule.

Distribution:

Habitat: Gravelly river beds, coastal sage scrub, chaparral. elevation 480 - 1952 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms June - September.

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Status: Federal Endangered, California State Endangered, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Field Office: Palm Springs

 
Last updated: 08-05-2010