Species Details

Castilleja rubicundula var. rubicundula

pink creamsacs

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Photo of Castilleja rubicundula var. rubicundula
©2010 Vernon Smith
Photo of Castilleja rubicundula var. rubicundula
©2009 Barry Rice
Photo of Castilleja rubicundula var. rubicundula
©2015 Aaron Arthur
Scientific Name:
Castilleja rubicundula (Jeps.) T.I. Chuang & Heckard var. rubicundula
Common Name:
pink creamsacs
Family: Orobanchaceae
Element Code: PDSCR0D482
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb (hemiparasitic)
Blooming Period: Apr-Jun
20 - 910 meters
65 - 2985 feet
General Habitats:
  • Chaparral (openings)
  • Cismontane woodland
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Valley and foothill grassland
Microhabitat Details:
  • Serpentinite
Possibly threatened by grazing, mining, vehicles, and road construction. See C. rubicundula ssp. rubicundula in TJM 2. See Manual of the Flowering Plants of California, p. 943 (1925) by W.L. Jepson for original description, Systematic Botany 16(1):658 (1991) for taxonomic treatment, and Phytologia 90(1):63-81 (2008) for revised nomenclature.
Threat List Total: 12
Total EOs % of EOs
EOs with Threat Listed: 10 24 %
Foot traffic/trampling 5 11%
Grazing 4 9%
Development 4 9%
ORV activity 3 7%
Erosion/runoff 2 4%
Total Occurrences: 42
Element Occurrence Ranks:
5 7 1 3 4 22
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 17
Recent <=20 Years 25
Presumed Extant 38
Possibly Extirpated 4
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Butte (BUT), Colusa (COL), Glenn (GLE), Lake (LAK), Napa (NAP), Santa Clara (SCL), Shasta (SHA), Yolo (YOL)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Chittenden (3612185), Gilmore Peak (3912235), Glascock Mtn. (3812283), Hamilton City (3912261), Hamlin Canyon (3912166), Hough Springs (3912225), Jericho Valley (3812274), Knoxville (3812273), Leesville (3912224), Lodoga (3912234), Middletown (3812275), Morgan Hill (3712126), Nord (3912178)*, Olinda (4012244), Oroville (3912155), Pennington (3912137), Salt Canyon (3912213), Wilbur Springs (3912214), Wilson Valley (3812284)
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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