Xerophyllum tenax

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Tue, 08 Jan 2008 13:06:46 PST
This plant grows at lower elevations where snow is rare as well. But as I 
said before it does not bloom very often. I recall that when an area near 
Fort Bragg, California (north coast) burned, it flowered well. This was a 
habitat with pygmy soil (wet with poor drainage and hardpan below, 
extremely -underlined- acidic soil.)

I haven't examined the soil where I've seen it locally but I'd guess 
well-drained, dry in summer, well watered during the rainy season (some 
time in fall until some time in spring). So obviously different population 
have very different conditions and habitats.

Mary Sue

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