Canyon live-forever

Dudleya cymosa

''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.
Canyon Live-forever 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.
Habitat:

The plant is found in rocky areas in the low elevations of California and southern Oregon mountains. These were found in hills next to cliffs. Area near Brixby Bridge, Hwy 1, CA.
More pics here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/1208416007
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Appearance

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.

Naming

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

The subspecies ''marcescens'' and ''ovatifolia'' are federally listed as threatened species of the United States.

Habitat

''Dudleya cymosa'' is the larval host plant for the Sonoran blue butterfly, ''Philotes sonorensis''

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderSaxifragales
FamilyCrassulaceae
GenusDudleya
SpeciesD. cymosa