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Betty Young
Nurseries Sr Manager
Bldg 201, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California 94123

Family Scientific Name: Portulacaceae
Family Common Name: Bitterroot Family
Scientific Name: Calandrinia ciliata (Ruiz & Pavón) DC.
Common Synonym: Calandrinia ciliata (Ruiz & Pavón) DC. menziesii
Common Name: Fringed redmaids
Species Code: CALCIL
Ecotype: Marin County, California
General Distribution: C. ciliata is found in open grassy places and cultivated fields, open forest and near desert edge; from British Columbia south to Lower California, Arizona, and Sonoran Mexico.
Propagation Goal: Plants
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Container (plug)
Stock Type: Deepot 16
Target Specifications: Height: N/A
Caliper: N/A
Root System: Firm plug in container.
Propagule Collection: Seeds are collected between April 27th and June 9th.
As fruits develop, stems turn pink: elongated fruits mature from base of stalk outwards. Collect mature fruits when they are brown and begin to open.
Seed is light gray at maturity.
Propagule Processing: Seed Cleaning:Rub dry fruits on #12 screen to separate fruits from some of the chaff; check open fruits to see if seeds have fallen out. Chaff is equal weight to seeds- Do not winnow.
Storage Conditions: Seeds are kept dry and stored in a refrigerator.
Pre-Planting Treatments: N/A
Growing Area Preparation/
Annual Practices for Perennial Crops:

Fully Controlled Greenhouse.
Sowing Method: Direct Seeding.
1 seed is sown per container.
Containers are watered in with an automatic irrigation system.
Media used is standard potting mix of peat moss, fir bark, perlite, and sand.
Container Size: 2"x7" tubes (Deepot 16).
% Germination: N/A
References: A California Flora and Supplement, Munz, P., University of California Press, Berkeley and London, 1973.

Young, Betty 2001. Propagation protocol for production of container Calandrinia ciliata (Ruiz & Pavón) DC. plants (Deepot 16); , San Francisco, California. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 4 September 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.