Species Details

Lessingia hololeuca

woolly-headed lessingia

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Photo of Lessingia hololeuca
© 2015 Aaron Schusteff
Photo of Lessingia hololeuca
© 2016 Doug Wirtz
Photo of Lessingia hololeuca
© 2015 Neal Kramer
Scientific Name:
Lessingia hololeuca Greene
Common Name:
woolly-headed lessingia
Family: Asteraceae
Element Code: PDAST5S030
USDA Plants Symbol: LEHO
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Jun-Oct
15 - 305 meters
50 - 1000 feet
General Habitats:
  • Broadleafed upland forest
  • Coastal scrub
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
  • Valley and foothill grassland
Microhabitat Details:
  • Clay
  • Serpentine
Move to List 4? Need location, rarity, and endangerment information. Probably more widespread in the southern Sacramento Valley, southern North Coast Ranges, and northern S.F. Bay. Possibly threatened by grazing, and non-native plants. See Flora Franciscana, p. 377 (1897) by E. Greene for original description, and University of California Publications in Botany 16:40 (1929) for taxonomic treatment.
Total Occurrences: 0
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 0 0 0 0 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presumed Extant 0
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Alameda (ALA), Fresno (FRE), Marin (MRN), Mendocino (MEN), Monterey (MNT), Napa (NAP), San Diego (SDG), San Mateo (SMT), Santa Clara (SCL), Santa Cruz (SCR), Solano (SOL), Sonoma (SON), Tehama (TEH), Tuolumne (TUO), Yolo (YOL)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Arched Rock (3812342), Boonville (3912313), Briones Valley (3712282), Calaveras Reservoir (3712147), Calistoga (3812255), Camp Meeker (3812248), Castle Rock Ridge (3712221), Chualar (3612155), Cupertino (3712231), Cuttings Wharf (3812223), Denverton (3812128), Duncans Mills (3812341), Gilroy (3712115), Guerneville (3812258), Jawbone Ridge (3712071), Los Gatos (3712128), Mindego Hill (3712232)?, Montara Mountain (3712254), Morgan Hill (3712126), Mt. George (3812232), Natividad (3612165), Newville (3912275), Novato (3812215), Palo Alto (3712242), Petaluma (3812226), Petaluma Point (3812214), Petaluma River (3812225), Point Reyes NE (3812227), Prunedale (3612176), San Clemente (3311745), San Geronimo (3812216)?, San Mateo (3712253), San Quentin (3712284)?, San Rafael (3712285), Woodland (3812167), Woodside (3712243), Wren Peak (3611877)
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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