Species Details

Sisyrinchium hitchcockii

Hitchcock's blue-eyed grass

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©2009 Dana York
Scientific Name:
Sisyrinchium hitchcockii D.M. Hend.
Common Name:
Hitchcock's blue-eyed grass
Family: Iridaceae
Element Code: PMIRI0D0S0
USDA Plants Symbol: SIHI4
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
Blooming Period: Jun
Elevation:
305 - 305 meters
1000 - 1000 feet
General Habitat:
  • Cismontane woodland (openings)
  • Valley and foothill grassland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Known in CA from only one occurrence near Cape Ridge. Needs field surveys. Threatened in OR. Sympatric with S. bellum. Distinguishing characters include lack of yellow tepal bases, extensive rhizomes and larger flowers. Not in The Jepson Manual. See Brittonia 28:170 (1976) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 1
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 0 1
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 1
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presence:
Presumed Extant 1
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Oregon (OR)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Humboldt (HUM)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Capetown (4012443)
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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