Species Details

Castilleja ambigua var. heckardii

Heckard's owl's-clover

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Photo of Castilleja ambigua var. heckardii
© 2006 Dave Hacker
Photo of Castilleja ambigua var. heckardii
© 2012 Chris Winchell
Photo of Castilleja ambigua var. heckardii
©2012 Chris Winchell
Scientific Name:
Castilleja ambigua Hook. & Arn. var. heckardii J. M. Egger & Excoffier
Common Name:
Heckard's owl's-clover
Family: Orobanchaceae
Element Code: PDSCR0D405
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: May-Jul
Elevation:
50 - 180 meters
165 - 590 feet
General Habitat:
  • Coastal prairie
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Openings
  • Sandy
  • Vernally Mesic
Notes:
Threats:

Potentially threatened by inappropriate grazing and non-native plants.

Taxonomy:

Previously identified as C. ambigua ssp. ambigua and ssp. insalutata.

Other:
Total Occurrences: 5
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 0 5
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 3
Recent <=20 Years 2
Presence:
Presumed Extant 5
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
San Luis Obispo (SLO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Burro Mountain (3512173), Piedras Blancas (3512163)
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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