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Pedicularis densiflora

Indian Warrior.

We currently do not grow this plant.

Indian Warrior is a hemiparasitic plant that is commonly associated with manzanitas in much of coastal California. Pedicularis can grow by it's little lonesome (but it will be little, yellow and lonesome), but is happy to attach to a manzanita or sometimes another chaparral plant like Chamise. I dug one up looking for attachment, never found it. A former Cal Poly Botany professor on hearing me comment on that, confessed, he to could not find the connection after also digging up a plant. I did find some connections between and older plant and Chamise, see photo. Whatever, a pretty little perennial that is near impossible to grow in a garden. We like impossible so we do grow it occasionally, and occasionally a customer can get it to live in their yard. let's see 1% of 1%. Indian warrior used to be very common on the Santa margarita nursery site, but is much less frequent now that two fires have killed most of the manzanitas.
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Pedicularis densiflora tolerates deer.

Pedicularis densiflora's foliage color is reddish-green and type is deciduous.
Pedicularis densiflora's flower color is red.

Communities for Pedicularis densiflora:Chaparral and Coastal Sage Scrub.

ph: 6.00 to 7.00
usda: 7 to 10
height[m]: 0.10 to 0.30
width[m]: 0.20 to 0.30
rainfall[cm]: 40.00 to 100.00

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