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Showy Island Snapdragon (Gambelia speciosa)

The Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center sits at the entrance to Ventura Harbor on the coast of California. Here you can catch a boat to some of the islands. The landscaping around the building is done with plants native to the Channel Islands. When I was there recently the Island Bush Snapdragon (Galvezia speciosa) was in bloom. Personally, I think that the flower is stunningly beautiful. Photo Credit: Philip Bouchard © 2008
  • Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Plantaginaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 144234
  • Lifeform: Subshrub, Shrub
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is Showy Island Snapdragon (Gambelia speciosa) located in the wild?

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Showy Island Snapdragon can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Showy Island Snapdragon (Gambelia speciosa)?

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 4 accessions of Gambelia speciosa in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 4004 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 4 seed accessions of Gambelia speciosa from 4 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass an unknown number of maternal plants

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Taxon Gambelia speciosa
Authority (Nutt.) Gray
Family Plantaginaceae
CPC Number 1993
ITIS 502720
Duration Perennial
Common Names Showy Gambelia | Showy Island Snapdragon | island snapdragon | showy greenbright
Associated Scientific Names Galvezia speciosa | Gambelia speciosa | Antirrhinum speciosum | Galvezia speciosa var. pubescens
State Rank
State State Rank
California S3
Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Bees Not Specified Link
Hummingbirds Hummingbird Not Specified Link

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