Species Details

Gilia tenuiflora ssp. arenaria

Monterey gilia

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Scientific Name:
Gilia tenuiflora Benth. ssp. arenaria (Benth.) A. & V. Grant
Common Name:
Monterey gilia
Family: Polemoniaceae
Element Code: PDPLM041P2
USDA Plants Symbol: GITEA2
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2
Fed List: FE (1992-06-22)
State List: CT (1987-01-01)
Global Rank: G3G4T2
State Rank:
S2
Other Status: SB_CalBG/RSABG
CRPR Changes:
Add Date: 1980-01-01
Date Edited: 2022-01-05
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Jun
Elevation:
0 - 45 meters
0 - 150 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chaparral (maritime)
  • Cismontane woodland
  • Coastal dunes
  • Coastal scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Openings
  • Sandy
Notes:
Known from fewer than twenty occurrences. Seriously threatened by development, sand mining, vehicles, recreational activities, foot traffic, and non-native plants. Intergrades with ssp. tenuiflora near the Salinas River mouth. See Aliso 3(3):246 (1956) for revised nomenclature.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 29
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
1 4 5 0 4 15
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 20
Recent <=20 Years 9
Presence:
Presumed Extant 25
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 4
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Monterey (MNT), Santa Cruz (SCR)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Marina (3612167), Monterey (3612158), Moss Landing (3612177), Salinas (3612166), Seaside (3612157), Spreckels (3612156), Watsonville West (3612187)
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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