Species Details

Plagiobothrys salsus

desert popcornflower

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Scientific Name:
Plagiobothrys salsus (Bdg.) Jtn.
Common Name:
desert popcornflower
Family: Boraginaceae
Element Code: PDBOR0V0X0
USDA Plants Symbol: PLSA3
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G2G3
State Rank:
S1
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 1994-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-05-26
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: May-Aug
Elevation:
700 - 700 meters
2295 - 2295 feet
General Habitat:
  • Playas (alkaline)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Known in CA from approximately five occurrences. Endangered in OR, but more widespread in NV. See Botanical Gazette 27:452 (1899) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 5
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 0 5
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 4
Recent <=20 Years 1
Presence:
Presumed Extant 5
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Nevada (NV), Oregon (OR)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Inyo (INY), Modoc (MOD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Bole Spring (3611633), Cedarville (4112052), Deep Springs Lake (3711831), Lake City (4112062), Leonards Hot Springs (4112051)
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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