Stanleya pinnata Stanleya pinnata Stanleya pinnata
Common Name Prince's Plume, Desert Princesplume
Latin Name Stanleya pinnata
Family Brassicaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones   / 4-9 
Type / Form Shrub / Medium
Native Habitat Creosote bush scrub below 6,000 feet in Colorado, southwestern U.S. and Mexico, likes selenium in soil
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained, selenium present
Water None to once per month
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width Maximum 6 feet X 5 feet
Protective Mechanism Pungent oils, toxicity discourage some browsers
Leaves Bluish green leafy limbs
Flowers 3 foot yellow flower spikes bloom April through September
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases  
Landscape uses Erosion control, rock garden, low maintenance, foliage accent, parkways
Garden Suitability Fragrant, Hummingbird, Songbird, Thornless, Sonoran, Moonlight
Ornamental Value 3 foot yellow flower spikes bloom April through September
Nature Value Ingestion can cause selenium poisoning
Native American Uses None
Links  
    Images and data http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/Yellow%20Enlarged%20Photo%20Pages/stanleya%20pinnata.htm
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=STPI
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53550/
    Images and data http://extension.usu.edu/range/forbs/princesplume.htm
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanleya_(plant)
    Images and data http://www.mojavenp.org/Stanleya_pinnata.htm
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=7762
    Data http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=131190
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/658.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Stanleya+pinnata
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=STPI
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