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Crystal Springs Lessingia (Lessingia arachnoidea)

  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 145853
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

annual herb of the aster family

Where is Crystal Springs Lessingia (Lessingia arachnoidea) located in the wild?


occurs on open serpentine barrens in cismontane woodland, coastal scrub and valley foothill grassland at elevations of approximately below 200 meters



States & Provinces:

Crystal Springs Lessingia can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Crystal Springs Lessingia (Lessingia arachnoidea)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 6 accessions of Lessingia arachnoidea in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 10831 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden has collected 2 seed accessions of Lessingia arachnoidea from 1 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 8 maternal plants

  • 01/01/2010

invasion of non-native species, recreational activities within the park

  • 01/01/2010

8 confirmed occurrences are known, 7 in San Mateo Co. and 1 in Sonoma Co.


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Taxon Lessingia arachnoidea
Authority Greene
Family Asteraceae
CPC Number 15863
ITIS 507621
Duration Annual
Common Names Crystal Springs lessingia
Associated Scientific Names Lessingia arachnoidea | Lessingia hololeuca var. arachnoidea | Lessingia micradenia var. arachnoidea
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
California S1
Ecological Relationships


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