CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-14aug 8-06-14
Status: record eriastrum_sparsiflorum - Fri, Aug. 22, 2014 05:49 ET c
Eriastrum sparsiflorum
common namefew-flowered eriastrum
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life formannual herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 4.3
LIST 4: Limited distribution (Watch List).
     0.3: Not very endangered in California
state rank
S3?     S3: 21-80 occurrences or 3,000-10,000 individuals OR 10,000-50,000 acres
global rank
G3G4   G3G4: Intermediate between G3 and G4
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Counties, states, regions:
Alpine (ALP), Fresno (FRE), Inyo (INY), Kern (KRN), Lassen (LAS), Mono (MNO), Plumas (PLU), Tulare (TUL), Nevada (NV)
  • Green indicates one or more populations.
  • Yellow indicates uncertainty[?] or extirpation[*]. See list above. A complete key is on the Index by County page.
  • Pending additional quad-level data, only county data are being provided for List 4 plants.
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Chaparral (Chprl)
•Cismontane woodland (CmWld)
•Great Basin scrub (GBScr)
•Joshua tree "woodland" (JTWld)
•Mojavean desert scrub (MDScr)
•Pinyon and juniper woodland (PJWld)/granitic, sandy, usually openings
blooming period May-Sep  
elevation range1075 - 1710 meters
Possibly threatened by development, habitat loss, and road and trail maintenance. Previously included E. signatum; a common plant that was formerly undescribed. See Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences III 2(9):291-292 (1902) for original description, Madroņo 8(3):86-87 (1945) for taxonomic treatment, and Madroņo 55(1):82-87 (2008) for revised circumscription.
full nameEriastrum sparsiflorum (Eastw.) H. Mason
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Additional information:
standard acronym  ERSP3 Element Code  PDPLM030B0
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2014. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-14aug). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Fri, Aug. 22, 2014 from

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