Species Details

Plagiobothrys chorisianus var. chorisianus

Choris' popcornflower

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Scientific Name:
Plagiobothrys chorisianus (Chamb.) Jtn. var. chorisianus
Common Name:
Choris' popcornflower
Family: Boraginaceae
Element Code: PDBOR0V061
USDA Plants Symbol: PLCHC
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Mar-Jun
Elevation:
3 - 160 meters
10 - 525 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chaparral
  • Coastal prairie
  • Coastal scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Mesic
Notes:
Taxonomic work needed; intergrades with var. hickmanii, and differences may be environmentally induced. Threatened by development, foot traffic, and non-native plants.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 42
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
2 9 4 0 1 26
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 21
Recent <=20 Years 21
Presence:
Presumed Extant 41
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 1
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Alameda (ALA)(?), Monterey (MNT), San Francisco (SFO), San Mateo (SMT), Santa Clara (SCL), Santa Cruz (SCR)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Ano Nuevo (3712213), Big Basin (3712222), Davenport (3712212), Felton (3712211), Franklin Point (3712223), Half Moon Bay (3712244), La Honda (3712233), Laurel (3712118), Mindego Hill (3712232), Montara Mountain (3712254), Moss Landing (3612177), Oakland West (3712273)*, Palo Alto (3712242), Pigeon Point (3712224), Salinas (3612166), San Francisco North (3712274)(?), San Francisco South (3712264), San Gregorio (3712234), San Mateo (3712253), Watsonville West (3612187), Woodside (3712243)
Notes:
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.

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Presumed Extant
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