Calandrinia ciliata Calandrinia ciliata Calandrinia ciliata
Common Name Red Maids
Latin Name Calandrinia ciliata
Native Habitat 0 to 6,000 feet in western U. S. and NW Mexico grasslands
Soil Dry decomposed granite, sand, limestone, clay loam, low organic content, well drained
Water Weekly
Height X Width Maximum 1 foot x 1 foot
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen anual
Garden Suitability Ethnobotanical
Ornamental Value Rose red flowers
Nature Value Flowers used by butterflies and bees
Native American Uses Oily seeds eaten raw or cooked, sometimes ground, leaves used as greens
Links  
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=1250
    Images and data http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/pinks/pink17.html
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CACI2
    Nursery, images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/calandrinia-ciliata
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Calandrinia+ciliata
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CACI2
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