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Dudleya farinosa  (Lindl.) Britton & Rose
Bluff lettuce,   North coast dudleya,   Powdery liveforever,   Sea lettuce
Dudleya farinosa is a perennial herb that is native to California, and found only slightly beyond California borders.
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Genus: Dudleya
Family: Crassulaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSDudleya compacta
PLANTSDudleya eastwoodiae
PLANTSDudleya septentrionalis
Information about  Dudleya farinosa from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Wikipedia-Range, Habitat, Unlawful take: Dudleya farinosa is a species of succulent plant in the family Crassulaceae known by several common names. A coastal plant of northern California and southern Oregon, it is typically found on oceanic bluffs just directly above the reach of the waves. Its appearance is characterized by lotus-like rosettes of beveled leaves, and in summer the plant erects a tall pink to red stem densely covered in foliage, topped with branches adorned with pale yellow flowers. The green or white rosettes of this plant can be seen covering stretches of rocky coast and nearby islets.[3] Although Dudleya farinosa is common throughout its range, in the 2010s poachers began targeting populations of the species, with severe damage to some populations denuded of plants. The characteristic appearance of this plant makes it highly desirable for plant poachers, who illegally dig up plants in large numbers and ship them to East Asia, where they are in high demand from succulent collectors and enthusiasts. Plant poachers have removed thousands of plants from their habitats in poaching actions, re-selling them in foreign markets for large sums of money. Poached plants are unlikely to survive in foreign environments and their native populations may suffer losses of genetic diversity.[4][1] (contributed by Steve Conger)

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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/19/2024).