Species Details

Chorizanthe parryi var. fernandina

San Fernando Valley spineflower

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Scientific Name:
Chorizanthe parryi Wats. var. fernandina (Wats.) Jeps.
Common Name:
San Fernando Valley spineflower
Family: Polygonaceae
Element Code: PDPGN040J1
USDA Plants Symbol: CHPAF
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1
Fed List: None
State List: CE (2001-08-01)
Global Rank: G2T1
State Rank:
S1
Other Status: SB_CalBG/RSABG; USFS_S
CRPR Changes:
Add Date: 1974-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-05-26
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Jul
Elevation:
150 - 1220 meters
490 - 4005 feet
General Habitat:
  • Coastal scrub (sandy)
  • Valley and foothill grassland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Rediscovered in 1999. Most historical habitat is now heavily urbanized. Seriously threatened by development and non-native plants. See Botany of California 2:481 (1880) for original description, Phytologia 66(2):147-149 (1989) for taxonomic treatment, and Madrono 48(2):78 (2001) for rediscovery.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 21
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
1 2 9 0 9 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 10
Recent <=20 Years 11
Presence:
Presumed Extant 12
Possibly Extirpated 9
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Los Angeles (LAX), Orange (ORA)*, Ventura (VEN)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Black Star Canyon (3311776), Burbank (3411823)*, Calabasas (3411826), Canoga Park (3411825), Lake Hughes (3411864)*, Newhall (3411845), Oat Mountain (3411835)*, San Fernando (3411834)*, Sunland (3411833)*, Val Verde (3411846), Van Nuys (3411824)*, Venice (3311884)*, Warm Springs Mountain (3411855), Whitaker Peak (3411856)
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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