Species Details

Eremalche parryi ssp. kernensis

Kern mallow

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Scientific Name:
Eremalche parryi (Greene) Greene ssp. kernensis (C.B. Wolf) D.M. Bates
Common Name:
Kern mallow
Family: Malvaceae
Element Code: PDMAL0C031
USDA Plants Symbol: ERPAK
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2
Fed List: FE (1990-07-19)
State List: None
Global Rank: G3G4T3
State Rank:
Other Status: SB_CalBG/RSABG; SB_SBBG
CRPR Changes:
changed from 1B.1 to 1B.2 on 2016-08-26
Add Date: 1974-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-05-26
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Jan(Feb)Mar-May
70 - 1290 meters
230 - 4230 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chenopod scrub
  • Pinyon and juniper woodland
  • Valley and foothill grassland
General Micro Habitat: On dry, open sandy to clay soils; often at edge of balds
Micro Habitat:
Threatened by agriculture, grazing, road construction and maintenance, vehicles, and oil development. Possibly threatened by non-native plants. See Occasional Papers Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden 1(2):66-67 (1938) for original description and Phytologia 72(1):48-54 (1992) for taxonomic treatment and revised nomenclature.
Total Occurrences: 202
Element Occurrence Ranks:
17 33 40 12 3 97
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 49
Recent <=20 Years 153
Presumed Extant 199
Possibly Extirpated 1
Presumed Extirpated 2
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Kern (KRN), Kings (KNG), San Luis Obispo (SLO), Santa Barbara (SBA), Tulare (TUL), Ventura (VEN)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Apache Canyon (3411973), Arvin (3511827), Ballinger Canyon (3411984), Belridge (3511946), Bena (3511836), Buttonwillow (3511944), Caliente Mtn. (3511917), California Valley (3512031), Camatta Ranch (3512043), Chimineas Ranch (3511928), Coal Oil Canyon (3511911), Conner (3511921), Cuyama (3411985), Cuyama Peak (3411974), Delano West (3511973), Eagle Rest Peak (3411982), East Elk Hills (3511934), Elkhorn Hills (3511915), Fellows (3511925), Grapevine (3411888), La Cima (3612011), La Panza Ranch (3512042), Lokern (3511945), Lost Hills NE (3511965), Lost Hills NW (3511966)*, Maricopa (3511914), McKittrick Summit (3511937), Mettler (3511818), Mouth of Kern (3511923), Oil Center (3511848), Packwood Creek (3512051), Painted Rock (3511927), Panorama Hills (3511926), Peak Mountain (3411987), Pentland (3511913), Pixley (3511983), Pleito Hills (3411981), Pond (3511963), Reward (3511936), Reyes Peak (3411963), Rio Bravo (3511943), Rio Bravo Ranch (3511847), Rosedale (3511942), Santiago Creek (3411983), Semitropic (3511955), Simmler (3511938), Stevens (3511932), Taft (3511924), Taylor Canyon (3511918), Tejon Hills (3511817), Tejon Ranch (3511816), Tent Hills (3512072), Tupman (3511933), Wasco (3511953), Wasco NW (3511964), Wells Ranch (3511916), West Elk Hills (3511935)
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
Counties   Quads