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Few-flower Navarretia (Navarretia leucocephala ssp. pauciflora)

  • Global Rank: T1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Polemoniaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 133130
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

clonal stinging hairs

Where is Few-flower Navarretia (Navarretia leucocephala ssp. pauciflora) located in the wild?


volcanic ash substrate, clay pan vernal pools in chaparral, grassland, or mixed coniferous forest in southern Lake and Napa Counties.



States & Provinces:

Few-flower Navarretia can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Few-flower Navarretia (Navarretia leucocephala ssp. pauciflora)?

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 2 accessions of Navarretia leucocephala subsp. pauciflora in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 10000 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 01/01/2010

urbanization, wetland drainage, . . .trampling, feral pigs, road widening.

  • 01/01/2010

more than a dozen occur in the region. Grows in vernal pools and mesic grasslands and are found in Lake, Napa, Solano, and Somona Counties,

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Taxon Navarretia leucocephala ssp. pauciflora
Authority (H. Mason) Day
Family Polemoniaceae
CPC Number 2931
ITIS 524330
Duration Annual
Common Names Few-flowered Navarretia | fewflower navarretia
Associated Scientific Names Navarretia leucocephala ssp. pauciflora | Navarretia pauciflora
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
California S1
Ecological Relationships


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