Scientific Name

Pholistoma auritum (Lindley) var. auritum                                      

Family

Boraginaceae

General    

     In a fashion similar to Eucrypta, this species sprawls along the ground.            

CI   

     This species is found widely on the north facing slope of ridge to the south of University Glen, the Town Center and Malibu Hall.  The rock face and slope directly behind Malibu Hall, CI, is an excellent site to observe this flower without even stepping off the pathway.  It is much more abundant and the plants are more expansive in wet years.                

 

References

      More on this species at CalFlora.

      The Jepson Manual (2012:  501, Pholistoma by Robert Patterson and Richard R. Halse).

      Dale (2000:  128).

      McAuley (1996:  394). 

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Pholistoma auritum var. auritum on the hillside to the south of Malibu Hall, CI (7 March 2013).

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Pholistoma auritum var. auritum on the hillside to the south of Malibu Hall, CI (16 February 2005).

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Pholistoma auritum var. auritum on the hillside to the south of Malibu Hall, CI (16 February 2005).

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Pholistoma auritum var. auritum on the hillside to the south of Malibu Hall, CI (28 March 2013).

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Pholistoma auritum var. auritum on the hillside to the south of Malibu Hall, CI (28 March 2008).

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Pholistoma auritum var. auritum on the hillside to the south of Malibu Hall, CI (28 March 2008).

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Pholistoma auritum var. auritum on the hillside to the south of Malibu Hall, CI (7 March 2013).

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Pholistoma auritum var. auritum on the hillside to the south of Malibu Hall, CI (7 March 2013).