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Virgate Eriastrum (Eriastrum virgatum)

  • Global Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Polemoniaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 141781
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is Virgate Eriastrum (Eriastrum virgatum) located in the wild?

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Virgate Eriastrum can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Virgate Eriastrum (Eriastrum virgatum)?

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Conservation Actions

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden holds 1 accessions of Eriastrum virgatum in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 981 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, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has collected 1 seed accessions of Eriastrum virgatum from 1 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 50 maternal plants

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Taxon Eriastrum virgatum
Authority (Benth.) Mason
Family Polemoniaceae
CPC Number 8912
ITIS 31074
Duration Annual
Common Names wand woollystar
Associated Scientific Names Eriastrum virgatum | Gilia virgata | Gilia virgata var. ambigua | Gilia virgata var. filifolia | Gilia virgata var. floccosa | Gilia virgata var. sapphirina | Hugelia filifolia var. floccosa | Hugelia virgata | Hugelia virgata var. floccosa | Navarretia virgata | Navarretia virgata subsp. floccosa | Welwitschia floccosa
State Rank
State State Rank
California S4
Ecological Relationships


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