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Arabis hoffmannii

Less than 150 plants in 3 populations are known to exist. Two populations each have less than 5 reproductive plants annually. The remaining population may have as many as 30 reproductive individuals in any one year. Although reproductive plants produce many fruits and seeds, most of the seeds are d....

Arenaria paludicola

Once found in Pierce County, Washington and from San Francisco Bay to the San Bernardino Valley in California, marsh sandwort today is known from fewer than three localities, and its numbers have dwindled to perhaps less than perhaps 50 individuals. As early as 1915, marsh sandwort was considered t....

Astragalus brauntonii

This is an ephemeral perennial member of the pea family that reaches a height of 15 dm with dull lilac flowers blooming March-July (Munz 1974). It typically appears following a chaparral fire or other form of mechanical disturbance and persists several years before senescing or becoming crowded ou....

Astragalus pycnostachyus var. lanosissimus

Less than 50 plants are known to exist, represented by a single population. The population occurs on an abandoned oil-field waste site, which has been proposed for reclamation and development as a residential community. Historic records suggest that this variety occurred near coastal marshes or bodi....

Berberis nevinii

Berberis nevinii is a large rounded shrubby member of the barberry family (Berberidaceae) that grows up to 4 meters tall, with blue-green, spiny pinnate leaves. This species is federally-listed as endangered and is also widely cultivated and popular in xeric gardens, in part for its bright red edibl....

Berberis pinnata ssp. insularis

Although once known from three California Channel Islands, island barberry survives today at only 3 known localities on Santa Cruz Island, perhaps represented by only 1-3 plants in each. Intensive sheep and cattle grazing for over 150 years contributed to its loss on Santa Rosa Island. The last rema....

Calycadenia villosa

Dwarf Calycadenia is a summer-flowering annual up to 30 cm tall, with a basal rosette of many, grayish, simple leaves. Each plant can produce from 1 to 15 heads with 1-4 white to pinkish ray flowers and 10 to 15 disk flowers. Most populations are composed of plants with a single, simple to distally ....

Castilleja grisea

Plants in the genus Castilleja are generally referred to as paintbrushes, with vibrant flowers resembling paintbrushes themselves, these plants are often considered among the most beautiful of the United States' wildflowers. The San Clemente Island paintbrush is endemic to the Channel Island of San....

Ceanothus otayensis

The Otay Mountain buckbrush is a California native shrub that flowers during the months of January through April. Found on rocky slopes, chaparral, dry slopes, and brushlands at elevations of 600-1100 m, this perennial can be distinguished by its white to pale blue flowers that spread from a common ....

Chlorogalum purpureum var. purpureum

Purple amole is a bulbous perennial with 3-7 basal spreading leaves. Each plant produces a central naked inflorescence 25-50 cm tall, which bears 7-30 flowers. Purple amole has a fragmented distribution with less than 500 documented sites or "populations" distributed within 4-5 disjunct areas. Abou....

Chlorogalum purpureum var. reductum

Camatta Canyon amole is a bulbous perennial with 3-7 basal, spreading leaves, 1-5 ascending inflorescences 10 - 20 cm tall, and flowers with 6 bluish purple sepals and petals. This variety is known from only 2 sites, separated by over 5 km. Most of the plants occur in one area of about 2-3 hectare....

Cirsium loncholepis

La Graciosa thistle is found in coastal wetlands of southwestern San Luis Obispo County and northwestern Santa Barbara County, California. It is named for La Graciosa, a place name provided by Portol in 1769, and near where the original collection was made near what is now the community of Orcutt. ....

Dudleya brevifolia

The short-leaved dudleya is a small, rare succulent perennial plant that produces a rosette of leaves from a corm. White flowers with red or purple markings are borne on short stalks. Proposed for Federal protection in 1993, this species was removed from the candidate list in 1996, as it is one of....

Dudleya nesiotica

Santa Cruz Island liveforever occupies an area of about 13 hectares (32 acres) on the west end of Santa Cruz Island. Plants are summer dormant, surviving by means of corms 10-30 mm in diameter. Leaves appear after the first winter rains and senesce coincident with flowering in April and May. Each ....

Eremalche kernensis

Once thought to be more widely distributed because of confusion with the closely related Parrys mallow (Eremalche parryi), the Kern mallow is restricted to fewer than 20 occurrences distributed within an area of about 40 square miles centered in the Temblor Valley of southwestern Kern County, Califo....

Eriodictyon capitatum

Shrub less than 3 m tall. Twigs glabrous and sticky. Linear, entire leaves to 9 cm with rolled margins. Upper leaf surface sticky, lower tomentose. Head-like inflorescence, with funnel-shaped, lavender corolla and linear, hairy calyx.

Fremontodendron mexicanum

Fremontodendron mexicanum is a tree like shrub with bright orange flowers that bloom between March and August. The showy plant is often used as an ornamental shrub in gardens. Currently, fewer than 100 individuals are known from sites in two areas, southern San Diego County and Estado de Baja Califo....

Helianthemum greenei

Flowers have 5 bright yellow petals and are about 2 cm in diameter. One-year-old plants with 1-5 flowers may be only 10-15 cm tall. However, mature plants may reach 0.5 m in height, producing up to 100 flowers on multiple branches, and may live for up to 10 years. The minute, black, globose seeds, l....