Species Details

Pseudognaphalium leucocephalum

white rabbit-tobacco

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Scientific Name:
Pseudognaphalium leucocephalum (Gray) A. Anderb.
Common Name:
white rabbit-tobacco
Family: Asteraceae
Element Code: PDAST440C0
USDA Plants Symbol: PSLE4
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G4
State Rank:
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
added to 2.2 on 2006-11-03
Add Date: 2006-11-03
Date Edited: 2022-06-08
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: (Jul)Aug-Nov(Dec)
0 - 2100 meters
0 - 6890 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chaparral
  • Cismontane woodland
  • Coastal scrub
  • Riparian woodland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Gravelly
  • Sandy
Occurrences from VEN Co. need verification. Many collections old; need field surveys. Threatened by non-native plants, recreational activities, an hydrological alterations. In TJM (1993) as Gnaphalium leucocephalum. See Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 5(6): 99 (1853) for original description and Opera Botanica 104: 147 (1991) for revised nomenclature.
Total Occurrences: 62
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 1 1 0 2 58
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 21
Recent <=20 Years 41
Presumed Extant 60
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 2
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Arizona (AZ), Baja California (BA), California (CA), New Mexico (NM), Sonora, Mexico (SO), Texas (TX)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Los Angeles (LAX), Orange (ORA), Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD), San Diego (SDG), Ventura (VEN)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Alberhill (3311764), Azusa (3411728), Baldwin Park (3411718), Black Star Canyon (3311776), Burbank (3411823), Camarillo (3411921), Canada Gobernadora (3311755), Condor Peak (3411832), Dana Point (3311746)?, El Cajon (3211678), Fallbrook (3311743), Fillmore (3411848), Glendora (3411727), Guasti (3411715), Hollywood (3411813)*, Lake Mathews (3311774), Margarita Peak (3311744)?, Morro Hill (3311733), Mt. Baldy (3411726), Mt. Wilson (3411821), Murrieta (3311752), Newhall (3411845), Ontario (3411716), Oxnard (3411922), Pasadena (3411822)?, Pechanga (3311741), Piru (3411847), Prado Dam (3311786)?, San Clemente (3311745), San Dimas (3411717), San Jacinto (3311678), San Juan Capistrano (3311756), Santa Catalina South (3311834), Santa Paula (3411931), Saticoy (3411932), Sitton Peak (3311754), Temecula (3311742), Vail Lake (3311648), Val Verde (3411846), Warm Springs Mountain (3411855), Whitaker Peak (3411856)
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