CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record lessingia_hololeuca - Sun, Dec. 5, 2021, 18:16 ET b
Lessingia hololeuca
common namewoolly-headed lessingia
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life formannual herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 3
LIST 3: We need more information about this plant (Review List).
state rank
S3?     S3: 21-80 occurrences or 3,000-10,000 individuals OR 10,000-50,000 acres
global rank
G3?      ranking system key
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Topographic quads (27):
Pancho Rico Valley (317D) 3612017, Mount Harlan (364B) 3612164, Natividad (365A) 3612165, Gilroy (406D) 3712115, Los Gatos (407B) 3712128, Big Basin (408B)? 3712222, Calaveras Reservoir (427A) 3712147, Palo Alto (428B) 3712242, Mindego Hill (428C)? 3712232, Woodside (429A) 3712243, Montara Mountain (448C) 3712254, San Quentin (466B)? 3712284, San Rafael (467A) 3712285, Denverton (481B) 3812128, Cuttings Wharf (483A) 3812223, Petaluma Point (483C) 3812214, Petaluma River (484A) 3812225, San Geronimo (484C)? 3812216, Novato (484D) 3812215, Point Reyes NE (485A) 3812227, Kenwood (501A) 3812245, Camp Meeker (502B) 3812248, Duncans Mills (503A) 3812341, Arched Rock (503B) 3812342, Woodland (514A) 3812167, Detert Reservoir (517A) 3812265, Calistoga (517D) 3812255
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Alameda (ALA), Monterey (MNT), Marin (MRN), Napa (NAP), Santa Clara (SCL), San Mateo (SMT), Solano (SOL), Sonoma (SON), Yolo (YOL)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Broadleafed upland forest (BUFrs)
•Coastal scrub (CoScr)
•Lower montane coniferous forest (LCFrs)
•Valley and foothill grassland (VFGrs)/clay, serpentinite
blooming period Jun-Oct  
elevation range15 - 305 meters
Move to List 4? Need location, rarity, and endangerment information. Probably more widespread in the southern Sacramento Valley, southern North Coast Ranges, and northern S.F. Bay. Possibly threatened by grazing, and non-native plants. See Flora Franciscana, p. 377 (1897) by E. Greene for original description, and University of California Publications in Botany 16:40 (1929) for taxonomic treatment.
full nameLessingia hololeuca Greene
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Additional information:
standard acronym  LEHO Element Code  PDAST5S030
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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 Sun, Dec. 5, 2021 from

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