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Lithophragma bolanderi  A. Gray
Bolander's woodland star,   Hillstar,   Sierra star
Lithophragma bolanderi is a perennial herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
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Genus: Lithophragma
Family: Saxifragaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFLithophragma scabrella
PLANTSLithophragma scabrellum var. peirsonii
PLANTSLithophragma scabrellum
Information about  Lithophragma bolanderi from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (LIBO5)

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[Wikipedia] Range, Description: Lithophragma bolanderi is a species of flowering plant in the saxifrage family known by the common name Bolander's woodland star. It is endemic to California, where it is known from several mountain ranges, including the North Coast Ranges, the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, and the San Gabriel Mountains. It grows in many types of open habitat. It is a rhizomatous perennial herb growing erect or leaning with a tall naked flowering stem. The leaves are located on the lower part of the stem, each divided into rounded lobes. The stem bears up to 25 flowers, each in a cuplike calyx of red or green sepals. The five petals are white, under one centimeter long, and toothed or smooth along the edges. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


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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: 07/24/2024).