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Fagonia laevis  Standl.
California fagonbush,   California fagonia,   Small flowered fagonia
Fagonia laevis is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California.
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Genus: Fagonia
Family: Zygophyllaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSFagonia californica ssp. laevis
PLANTSFagonia californica var. laevis
PLANTSFagonia californica var. longipes
PLANTSFagonia longipes
Information about  Fagonia laevis from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[Wikipedia] Rainfall Requirements: Fagonia laevis is a delicate, relatively small, plant with numerous showy flowers that grows in dry areas in the desert. Sufficient periodic rainfall is necessary. The plant leaves are small and the stems are thin and each has a protective waxy covering helping the plant survive extreme arid conditions. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
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: 07/22/2024).