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It is a distinctive plant sending up erect red-orange stems from a gray-green basal rosette. The small yellowish-red thimble-shaped flowers top the stems in a cyme inflorescence. Some subspecies are considered threatened locally.
The plant is found in rocky areas in the low elevations of California and southern Oregon mountains. These were found in hills next to cliffs. Area near Brixby Bridge, Hwy 1, CA.
Spotted on Sep 24, 2014
Submitted on Feb 6, 2015