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Romanzoffia californica

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Romanzoffia californica

Species Name: Romanzoffia californica
Common Name: California Mistmaiden

This cute perennial is native to redwood and douglas fir forests of northern CA. It will like part shade and regular water. It goes completely dormant in summer and returns with winter rains. Good for a woodland garden.

Plant Family: Hydrophyllaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3-6 inches H x spreading
Growth Habit: Low, spreading by tubers
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer-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: White
Endangered?:
Distribution: Northwestern CA, northern Central Coast, San Francisco Bay area
Natural Habitat: Ocean bluffs, roadbanks, wet cliffs, moist rocky areas below 2400';



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