Carpenteria californica

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Species Name: Carpenteria californica
Common Name: Bush Anemone

One of the most popular native shrubs thanks to delicate, lightly scented white flowers and shiny evergreen foliage. Excellent shrub for light shade. Known from only seven occurances; threatened by development.

Plant Family: Philadelphaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3 - 8' H x 6' - 8' W
Growth Habit: Upright sometimes sprawling
Deciduous/Evergreen: evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Infrequent to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: May-July
Flower Color: White with yellow center
Endangered?: List 1B/Red 3-2-3
Distribution: Endemic to Fresno County, California State Threatened"
Natural Habitat: Dry granite ridges and slopes between 1200' and 4000' in Foothill Woodland and Yellow Pine Forest

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