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Status: record atriplex_pacifica - Fri, Nov. 26, 2021 17:53 ET c
Atriplex pacifica
common nameSouth Coast saltscale
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life formannual herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 1B.2
LIST 1B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere.
     0.2: Fairly endangered in California
state rank
S2      ranking system key
global rank
G4     G4: apparently secure, but some concern
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
MAPS - Use v8 link below.

Topographic quads (39):
Dulzura (010A) 3211667, Jamul Mountains (010B) 3211668, Otay Mesa (010C)(*?) 3211658, National City (011A) 3211761, Point Loma (011B) 3211762, Imperial Beach (011D) 3211751, Poway (022A) 3211781, Del Mar (022B) 3211782, La Jolla (022C)* 3211772, Rancho Santa Fe (035C) 3311712, San Luis Rey (036A) 3311723, Encinitas (036D) 3311713, Morro Hill (051D) 3311733, San Clemente (052A) 3311745, Dana Point (052B) 3311746, San Onofre Bluff (052D) 3311735, Winchester (068A) 3311761, Tustin (071A)? 3311767, Newport Beach (071B)* 3311768, Laguna Beach (071D) 3311757, San Pedro (073A) 3311863, Perris (085C) 3311772, Lakeview (085D) 3311771, Redondo Beach (090C)* 3311874, Beverly Hills (111C) 3411814, Ventura (141D)* 3411933, Point Conception (145B) 3412044, Anacapa Island (ANAC), Santa Barbara Island (SBRA), San Clemente Island Central (SCMC), San Clemente Island North (SCMN), San Clemente Island South (SCMS), Santa Catalina Island East (SCTE), Santa Catalina Island North (SCTN), Santa Catalina Island South (SCTS), Santa Cruz Island B (SCZB), Santa Cruz Island C (SCZC), San Nicolas Island (SNIC), Santa Rosa Island South (SROS)
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Anacapa Isl. (ANA), Los Angeles (LAX), Orange (ORA), Riverside (RIV), Santa Barbara (SBA), San Clemente Isl. (SCM), Santa Catalina Isl. (SCT), Santa Cruz Isl. (SCZ), San Diego (SDG), San Nicolas Isl. (SNI), Santa Rosa Isl. (SRO), Ventura (VEN)*, Arizona (AZ), Baja California (BA), Sonora - Mexico (SO)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Coastal bluff scrub (CBScr)
•Coastal dunes (CoDns)
•Coastal scrub (CoScr)
•Playas (Plyas)
blooming period Mar-Oct  
elevation range0 - 140 meters
Appears rare throughout range. Many known occurrences extirpated; need information. Most Channel Islands contain only a few occurrences each. Need quads for SCM and SRO islands. Greatly reduced by urbanization on mainland. See Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 17:99 (1904) for original description.
full nameAtriplex pacifica A. Nels.
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Additional information:
standard acronym  ATPA Element Code  PDCHE041C0
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 Fri, Nov. 26, 2021 from

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