Neviusia cliftonii
Common name: 
Shasta Snowwreath
Pronunciation: 
nev-i-U-si-a clif-TON-ee-eye
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous shrub, 1.5-8 ft (0.5-2.5 m) tall, erect, slender branches.  Leaves alternate, simple, blade 2-6 cm long, ovate to cordate, developing before or during anthesis, coarsely toothed and shallowly lobed, teeth apiculate; petiole 4–10 mm long.  Flowers, white petals, oblanceolate, 4-6 mm long, about 50 stamens, 4-5 mm long, sepals 3.5-6 mm long, 3-5 flowers per clusters.  The fruit is a soft-bodied achene a few millimeters long.
  • Sun or partial shade.  Probably best on limestone soils.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6     Native to a small portion of northern California, specifically the eastern half of Lake Shasta, northeast of Redding, on limestone substrates in shaded cool-air canyons adjacent to creeks.
  • cliftonii: after Glen Clifton, he and Dean Taylor discovered the plant in 1992 in an exposed limestone area along California Highway 299 northeast of Redding.
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