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.

Colletia paradoxa

Family: Rhamnaceae

Common name: ANCHOR PLANT

Native to: South Africa


Type: shrub

Form: erect

Leaves deciduous

Max height: 8 feet

Max width: 9.8 feet


white/off white




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly

Plant features: deciduous

Exposure: sun

Landscape use: flower fragrant

Propagates by: seed

flowers in fall

flowers in winter

Soil types: average, well drained

USDA Zones: zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f

Temp. range: 0 to +40 °F

Water: drought tolerant