Species Details

Castilleja campestris var. succulenta

succulent owl's-clover

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Scientific Name:
Castilleja campestris (Benth.) T.I. Chuang & Heckard var. succulenta (Hoover) J.M. Egger
Common Name:
succulent owl's-clover
Family: Orobanchaceae
Element Code: PDSCR0D3Z1
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb (hemiparasitic)
Blooming Period: (Mar)Apr-May
Elevation:
50 - 750 meters
165 - 2460 feet
General Habitat:
  • Vernal pools (often acidic)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Threatened by urbanization, agriculture, flood control, grazing, and trampling. See C. campestris ssp. succulenta in TJM 2. See Leaflets of Western Botany 1(19):228-229 (1936) for original description, and Systematic Botany 16(4):644-666 (1991) and Phytologia 90(1):63-81 (2008) for revised nomenclature.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 99
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
15 21 2 3 2 56
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 73
Recent <=20 Years 26
Presence:
Presumed Extant 97
Possibly Extirpated 2
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Fresno (FRE), Madera (MAD), Mariposa (MPA), Merced (MER), San Joaquin (SJQ), Stanislaus (STA)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Berenda (3712012), Cooperstown (3712065), Cressey (3712046), Daulton (3711918), Fresno North (3611977)*, Friant (3611986), Gregg (3611988), Haystack Mtn. (3712043), Humphreys Station (3611984), La Grange (3712064), Lanes Bridge (3611987), Le Grand (3712022), Lockeford (3812122), Merced (3712034), Merced Falls (3712053), Millerton Lake East (3711915), Millerton Lake West (3711916), Owens Reservoir (3712032), Planada (3712033), Raymond (3711928), Round Mountain (3611975), Snelling (3712054), Winton (3712045), Yosemite Lake (3712044)
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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