CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record lessingia_germanorum - Sat, Dec. 4, 2021, 18:02 ET b
Lessingia germanorum
common nameSan Francisco lessingia
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life formannual herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 1B.1
LIST 1B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere.
     0.1: Seriously endangered in California
state rank
S1      ranking system key
global rank
G1     G1: Less than 6 occurrences OR less than 1,000 individuals OR less than 2,000 acres.
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingEndangered  01/90
federal listingEndangered  06/19/97
where found
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Topographic quads (2):
San Francisco South (448B) 3712264, San Francisco North (466C) 3712274
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
San Francisco (SFO), San Mateo (SMT)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Coastal scrub (CoScr)(remnant dunes)
blooming period (Jun),Jul-Nov   Months in parentheses are uncommon.
elevation range25 - 110 meters
Known from only four occurrences at the Presidio (SFO Co.), and one on San Bruno Mtn. (SMT Co.). Populations increasing 1994-1998 due to restoration efforts. Much reduced by urbanization; also threatened by trampling, sand quarrying, and non-native plants.
full nameLessingia germanorum Cham.
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Additional information:
standard acronym  LEGE Element Code  PDAST5S010
CNPS chapter link chapter content  Yerba Buena page for this species
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 Sat, Dec. 4, 2021 from

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