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Laguna Beach Dudleya
(Laguna Beach Liveforever)

Dudleya stolonifera

Orange County's only endemic plant species, included in both the Federal and CA Endangered Species Act, as well as the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere). It is known from only seven or eight colonies in the Laguna Canyon and lower Aliso Canyon areas, in Laguna Beach. The species grows exclusively on nearly vertical North-facing sandstone or San Onofre breccia cliffs. It grows in a very harsh and specialized environment, on a thin layer of soil that most other plants cannot colonize. It associates with moss and lichen species and occasionally with the California polypody fern. The emblem of the California Native Plant Society, Orange County chapter.

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