Leptodactylon californicum Leptodactylon californicum Leptodactylon californicum
Common Name California Prickly Phlox, Prickly Phlox
Latin Name Leptodactylon californicum
Native Habitat California dry slopesfrom 0 to 5,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Twice per month once established
Height X Width 3 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism Prickly leaves
Leaves Green deciduous leaves
Garden Suitability Hummingbird, Songbird, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Pink/violet/lavender flowers late winter to mid-spring, heat marginal
Nature Value Attracts nectar loving insects and hummingbirds
Native American Uses None known
Links  
    Image http://www.pbase.com/wilmot/image/57889890
    Image http://www.researchlearningcenter.com/bloom/species/Leptodactylon_californicum.htm
    Images and data http://www.wildscaping.com/plants/plantprofiles/Leptodactylon_californicum.htm
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=LECA7
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=4723
    Images and data http://www.californiagardens.com/Plant_Pages/leptodactylon_californicum.htm
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/155421/
    Nursery, images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/383.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.elnativogrowers.com/california_native_list_species_only.htm
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LECA7
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