Dudleya stolonifera or Laguna Beach Live-forever is a small member of the Stonecrop Family. It is found in only five or six locations in the world, all of which are in the San Joaquin Hills, Orange County, in or near Laguna Beach. This is the only species of Dudleya known to be stoloniferous; other species branch only dichotomously unless the terminal bud is injured. It is also the only endemic plant species to Orange County, found no where else. This plant is protected by both the CA and US Endangered Species Act. It is also noted for its broad low calyx and the combination of erect petals and spreading predishiscent carpels. The state logo of CNPS represents the Panamint Daisy, a rare and spectacular flower of the desert.

     

         

       

 

2018 CNPS Conservation Conference Travel Grant

The Orange County CNPS chapter is offering up to four $250 travel grants to attend the 2018 State CNPS Conference, Feb. 1-3 2018 in Los Angeles.  Graduate and highly qualified undergraduate students training in the study of southern California native plants are eligible. For more information click here.

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