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Point Lobos Dudleya

Three species of Dudleya are listed as being found at Point Lobos:

1. Dudleya caespitosa 

Photo by Stan Shebs [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
2. Dudleya farinosa

Photo by Stan Shebs [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
3. Dudleya lanceolata 

Photo by Joe Decruyenaere [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

D. lanceolata might be the plants I moved from a fiercely hot, arid location to a nearly full shade, damp(ish) place, where they have been better.  The plants currently look exhausted from having bloomed heavily this summer.  Winter may revive them.  
Which species exactly we saw at Point Lobos, I'm not 100% certain, because they were growing on sheer rocky cliffs too far away for close-up photos with the lens I had.


D. farinosa, I think.  The flowers are the easiest way to ID the species.  The foliage can vary from greenish to very silvery within the same species, depending on location and growing conditions.

The tree is a Monterey Pine (Pinus radiata).  The rock is a type of gran…

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