Species Details

Taraxacum californicum

California dandelion

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Scientific Name:
Taraxacum californicum Munz & Jtn.
Common Name:
California dandelion
Family: Asteraceae
Element Code: PDAST93050
USDA Plants Symbol: TACA5
Synonyms/Other Names:
Fed List: FE (1998-09-14)
State List: None
Global Rank: G1G2
State Rank:
S1S2
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1
Other Status: SB_CalBG/RSABG
CRPR Changes:
changed from 1B.2 to 1B.1 on 2007-02-16
Add Date: 1974-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-05-26
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: May-Aug
Elevation:
1620 - 2800 meters
5315 - 9185 feet
General Habitat:
  • Meadows and seeps (mesic)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Known only from San Bernardino Mtns. Seriously threatened by development, grazing and trampling, hydrological alterations, mining, vehicles, recreation, and hybridization with non-native T. officinale. See Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 52:227-228 (1925) for original description, and MadroƱo 45(4):283-289 (1998) for information on genotypic diversity.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
References:
Total Occurrences: 45
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 12 13 1 5 14
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 26
Recent <=20 Years 19
Presence:
Presumed Extant 40
Possibly Extirpated 1
Presumed Extirpated 4
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
San Bernardino (SBD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Big Bear City (3411637), Big Bear Lake (3411628), Fawnskin (3411638), Moonridge (3411627), Onyx Peak (3411626), San Gorgonio Mtn. (3411617)
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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