CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record orcuttia_californica - Sun, Dec. 5, 2021, 11:49 ET b
Orcuttia californica
common nameCalifornia Orcutt grass
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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  09/79
federal listingEndangered  08/03/93
where found
MAPS - Use v8 link below.

Topographic quads (20):
Otay Mesa (010C) 3211658, Imperial Beach (011D) 3211751, Del Mar (022B) 3211782, La Jolla (022C) 3211772, Encinitas (036D) 3311713, Warner Springs (048C) 3311636, Winchester (068A) 3311761, Romoland (068B) 3311762, Murrieta (068C)* 3311752, Bachelor Mountain (068D) 3311751, Lake Elsinore (069A) 3311763, Wildomar (069D) 3311753, Newport Beach (071B) 3311768, South Gate (089B)* 3311882, Los Alamitos (089D)* 3311871, Inglewood (090A)* 3311883, Thousand Oaks (113A) 3411827, Mint Canyon (137B) 3411844, Newhall (138A) 3411845, Simi (139D) 3411837
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Los Angeles (LAX), Orange (ORA), Riverside (RIV), San Diego (SDG), Ventura (VEN), Baja California (BA)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Vernal pools (VnPls)
blooming period Apr-Aug  
elevation range15 - 660 meters
Seriously threatened by agriculture, development, non-native plants, grazing, and vehicles. See Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 13:219 (1886) for original description,American Journal of Botany 69:1082-1095 (1982) for taxonomic treatment and Madroņo 45(4):328 (1998) for distribution information.
full nameOrcuttia californica Vasey
Version 8    INVENTORY VERSION 8 interface for this taxon, including GIS and more links

Additional information:
standard acronym  ORCA Element Code  PMPOA4G010
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
Jepson Online Jepson Interchange  Jepson Manual and other resources
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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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