Dudleya cymosa (*)
Dudleya cymosa (Lem.) Britton & Rose
* New or Noteworthy North American Crassulaceae 21. 1903
Dudleya cymosa is a succulent plant known by the common name Canyon live-forever. The plant is found in rocky areas in the low elevations of California and southern Oregon mountains.
It is a distinctive plant sending up erect red-orange stems from a gray-green basal rosette. The small yellowish-red thimble-shaped flowers top the stems in a cyme inflorescence. Some subspecies are considered threatened locally.
Selected Dudleya cymosa subspecies:
D. c. subsp. costafolia - Pierpoint Springs dudleya
The subspecies marcescens and ovatifolia are federally listed as threatened species of the United States.
Dudleya cymosa is the larval host plant for the Sonoran Blue butterfly, Philotes sonorensis (Lycaenidae)
^ USFWS. ssp. marcescens. Species Profile.
Thomson, Paul H. (1993). Dudleya and Hasseanthus handbook. Bonsall, CA: Bonsall Publication. ISBN 978-0960206650.
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