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Hoita orbicularis

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Species Name: Hoita orbicularis
Common Name: Round-Leafed Leather Root

A lovely seasonal (winter dormant) groundcover for moist areas. Lush and leafy in spring and summer with beautiful lavender flower heads similar to lupine.

Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6 in H x 1-2' W
Growth Habit: Groundcover
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Lavender
Distribution: Throughout CA -FP (except Great Valley)
Natural Habitat: Meadows, streamsides, moist hillsides below 6700'

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