CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record penstemon_californicus - Wed, Jun. 26, 2019 19:00 ET c
Penstemon californicus
common nameCalifornia beardtongue
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life formperennial 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
G3     G3: 21-80 occurrences or 3,000-10,000 individuals OR 10,000-50,000 acres
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
MAPS - Use v8 link below.

Topographic quads (9):
Aguanga (049A) 3311647, Toro Peak (065C) 3311654, Palm View Peak (066A) 3311665, Idyllwild (066B) 3311666, Anza (066C) 3311656, Butterfly Peak (066D) 3311655, Blackburn Canyon (067A) 3311667, Sage (067C) 3311658, Black Star Canyon (087C) 3311776
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Orange (ORA), Riverside (RIV), Baja California (BA)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Chaparral (Chprl)
•Lower montane coniferous forest (LCFrs)
•Pinyon and juniper woodland (PJWld)/sandy
blooming period May-Jun(Aug),   Months in parentheses are uncommon.
elevation range1170 - 2300 meters
Known in CA from fewer than twenty occurrences. Threatened by development, foot traffic, grazing, trampling, vegetation/fuels management, and vehicles. See Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 23:31 (1924) for original description.
full namePenstemon californicus (Munz & Jtn.) Keck
Version 8    INVENTORY VERSION 8 interface for this taxon, including GIS and more links

Additional information:
standard acronym  PECA6 Element Code  PDSCR1L110
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 Wed, Jun. 26, 2019 from

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