Regularity: Regularly occurring
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N5 - Secure
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
- D. c. subsp. crebrifolia - San Gabriel River dudleya
- D. c. subsp. marcescens - marcescent dudleya
- D. c. subsp. ovatifolia - Santa Monica Mountains dudleya
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: This species is comprised of 7 or 8 subspecies (Kartesz 1999; Hickman 1993), some of which are rare.
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