CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record androsace_elongata_ssp._acuta - Tue, Nov. 30, 2021 19:52 ET c
Androsace elongata ssp. acuta
common nameCalifornia androsace
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life formannual herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 4.2
LIST 4: Limited distribution (Watch List).
     0.2: Fairly endangered in California
state rank
S3S4   S3S4: Intermediate between S3 and S4
global rank
G5?T3T4      ranking system key
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Counties, states, regions:
Alameda (ALA), Contra Costa (CCA), Colusa (COL), Fresno (FRE), Glenn (GLE), Kern (KRN), Los Angeles (LAX), Merced (MER), Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD), San Benito (SBT), Santa Clara (SCL), San Diego (SDG), Siskiyou (SIS), San Joaquin (SJQ), San Luis Obispo (SLO), San Mateo (SMT), Stanislaus (STA), Tehama (TEH), Baja California (BA), Oregon (OR)*
  • Pending additional quad-level data, only county data are being provided for List 4 plants.
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Chaparral (Chprl)
•Cismontane woodland (CmWld)
•Coastal scrub (CoScr)
•Meadows and seeps (Medws)
•Pinyon and juniper woodland (PJWld)
•Valley and foothill grassland (VFGrs)
blooming period Mar-Jun  
elevation range150 - 1305 meters
Highly localized and often overlooked; many occurrences extirpated. Very rare in Southern CA. Possibly threatened by grazing, trampling, non-native plants, alteration of fire regimes, and recreational activities. Potentially threatened by wind energy development. Endangered in OR. See Manual of the Botany of the Region of San Francisco Bay, p. 238 (1894) by E. Greene for original description, and American Midland Naturalist 32:132-163 (1944) for taxonomic treatment.
full nameAndrosace elongata L. ssp. acuta (Greene) Robbins
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Additional information:
standard acronym  ANELA Element Code  PDPRI02031
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Tue, Nov. 30, 2021 from

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