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Parry's Horkelia
(Horkelia parryi )

Parry's horkelia
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Description: A green, perennial herb with stems 4 - 12 inches (10-30 cm) long. Leaves 2 - 4 inches (5-10 cm) long with 3-6 leaflets per side, each 1/4 - 5/8 inches (5-15 mm) long and obovate in shape.  Inflorescence open with 5-10 flowers.  Sepals 1/8 - 1/4 inch (4-6 mm) and petals 1/8 - 1/4 inch (4-7 mm), obovate to elliptic.

Distribution: This species is found from El Dorado County south to Mariposa County.  In Amador County it is often found on the acidic soils of the Ione formation.  Further south it is often associated with shallow infertile soils and chaparral openings.  BLM manages habitat in the Ione formation in Amador County, the Murray Creek drainage west of Mountain Ranch in Calaveras County, and surrounding the North Fork Merced River in Mariposa County.

Habitat: Open chaparral and foothill woodland, 260 - 3,000 feet (80-900 meters).

Flowering Period: April-June

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

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Last updated: 08-05-2010