Species Details

Castilleja ambigua var. meadii

Mead's owls-clover

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Scientific Name:
Castilleja ambigua Hook. & Arn. var. meadii J.M. Egger & J.A. Ruygt
Common Name:
Mead's owls-clover
Family: Orobanchaceae
Element Code: PDSCR0D404
USDA Plants Symbol: CAAMM
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb (hemiparasitic)
Blooming Period: Apr-May
Elevation:
450 - 475 meters
1475 - 1560 feet
General Habitat:
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Vernal pools
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Clay
  • Gravelly
  • Volcanic
Notes:
Known only from the Atlas Peak area; needs field surveys. Threatened by non-native plants. Potentially threatened by vineyard development. Not in TJM 2. See Phytoneuron 2012-68:1-12 (2012) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 3
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 0 3
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 1
Recent <=20 Years 2
Presence:
Presumed Extant 3
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Napa (NAP)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Capell Valley (3812242), Yountville (3812243)
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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