Species Details

Lasthenia californica ssp. macrantha

perennial goldfields

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Photo of Lasthenia californica ssp. macrantha
© 2013 John Doyen
Photo of Lasthenia californica ssp. macrantha
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Photo of Lasthenia californica ssp. macrantha
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Scientific Name:
Lasthenia californica D.C. ex Lindl. ssp. macrantha (A. Gray) R. Chan
Common Name:
perennial goldfields
Family: Asteraceae
Element Code: PDAST5L0C5
USDA Plants Symbol: LACAM3
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Jan-Nov
5 - 520 meters
15 - 1705 feet
General Habitats:
  • Coastal bluff scrub
  • Coastal dunes
  • Coastal scrub
Microhabitat Details:
Threatened by competition from non-native plants and recreational activities. Potentially threatened by trail construction and foot traffic. See Report of the Pacific Railroad Expedition 4:106 (1857) for original description, University of California Publications in Botany 40:59-62 (1966) for taxonomic treatment, and Madrono 48(3): 208 (2001) for revised nomenclature.
Threat List Total: 7
Total EOs % of EOs
EOs with Threat Listed: 23 39 %
Foot traffic/trampling 10 16%
Non-native plant impacts 8 13%
Grazing 7 11%
Road/trail construction/maint. 5 8%
Recreational use (non-ORV) 3 5%
Total Occurrences: 59
Element Occurrence Ranks:
1 16 3 3 0 36
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 37
Recent <=20 Years 22
Presumed Extant 59
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Del Norte (DNT), Humboldt (HUM), Marin (MRN), Mendocino (MEN), San Luis Obispo (SLO), San Mateo (SMT), Santa Cruz (SCR), Sonoma (SON)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Albion (3912327), Arched Rock (3812342), Bodega Head (3812331), Cambria (3512151), Drakes Bay (3812218), Duncans Mills (3812341), Eureka (4012472), Fort Bragg (3912347), Gualala (3812375), Half Moon Bay (3712244), Hiouchi (4112471), Inglenook (3912357), Inverness (3812217), Mallo Pass Creek (3912316), Mendocino (3912337), Montara Mountain (3712254), Morro Bay South (3512037), Piedras Blancas (3512163), Pigeon Point (3712224), Plantation (3812353), Point Arena (3812386), San Gregorio (3712234), Saunders Reef (3812376), Shelter Cove (4012411), Soquel (3612188), Stewarts Point (3812364), Tomales (3812228), Valley Ford (3812238)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.
Presumed Extant
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