Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Chondropetalum elephantinum

Family: Restionaceae

Common name: CAPE RUSH

Synonym: Chondropetalum elephantium

Native to: South Africa

Sentiment: submission


Type: perennial

Forms: clumping, erect, open form, tufted

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 6.6 feet

Max width: 6.6 feet






Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: light shade, sun

Landscape use: container

Propagates by: seed

flowers in fall

flowers in summer

flowers in winter

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zone: zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +20 to +30 °F

Water: dry, moist, regular

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