Covered Species: Plants

Alkali Maripoa Lily

Alkali Mariposa Lily

Alkali mariposa-lily (Calochortus striatus) is State listed as S2, Imperiled and has a California Rare Plan Rank of 1B.2, Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere. Fairly endangered in California. Alkali mariposa-lily occurs in California and Nevada. Its distribution in California has been observed to occur from south Tulare and Inyo Counties south east into Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. Alkali mariposa-lily grows in alkali and mesic conditions, from 240 to 5,240 feet in elevation.
Alkali Mariposa Lily Modeled Habitat | Species Account

Bakersfield Cactus

Bakersfield Cactus

The Bakersfield Cactus (Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei) is a Federal and State listed endangered species and has a California Rare Plant Rank of 1B.1, Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere. Seriously endangered in California. Bakersfield cactus can grow to be approximately 40 cm tall and flowers in March and April. Bakersfield cactus is endemic to Kern County, California. It occurs along the margins of the southern and southeastern San Joaquin Valley, primarily in the foothills near Bakersfield. Bakersfield cactus occurs in grasslands and open, grassy area in chenopod scrub and oak woodland.
Bakersfield Cactus Modeled Habitat | Species Account

Recurved Larkspur

Recurved Larkspur

Recurved larkspur (Delphinium recurvatum) is not federally or state listed. It has a California Rare Plant Rank of 1B.2, Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere, fairly endangered in California. Recurved larkspur is a perennial herb in the buttercup family. Recurved larkspur is endemic to California. It is distributed primarily throughout the western and southern San Joaquin Valley from Contra Costa County to Kern County, with additional occurrences in the interior South Coast Ranges, Carrizo Plain, and western Mojave Desert. Recurved larkspur is associated with alkaline habitats, primarily with alkaline grasslands and scrub habitats.
Recurved Larkspur Modeled Habitat | Species Account

Flowered Larkspur

Rose-Flowered Larkspur

Rose-flowered larkspur (Delphinium purpusii) is not federally or state listed. It has a California Rare Plant Rank of 1B.3, Rare or endangered in California. Recurved larkspur is endemic to the southern Sierra Nevada in California. It is found only in Kern County, primarily in the Kern River watershed, with a single occurrence in the Poso Creek watershed. Rose-flowered larkspur is associated with dry habitats of the foothills and lower mountain slopes, between 800 and 6,200 feet elevation. It is associated with foothill pine woodland, pinyon-juniper woodland, Piute cypress forest, and chaparral habitats.
Rose-Flowered Larkspur Modeled Habitat | Species Account

San Joaquin Wooly Threads

San Joaquin Wooly Threads

San Joaquin Wholly threads (Monolopia congdonii) is federally listed as endangered and has a California Rare Plan Rank of 1B.2, Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere, fairly endangered in California. San Joaquin woolly-threads is endemic to California. Its range includes the west side of the San Joaquin Valley from Fresno County to Kern County, the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley near Bakersfield, the Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County, and the Cuyama Valley in Santa Barbara County. San Joaquin woolly-threads is an annual species associated with scrub and grassland habitat.

San Joaquin Wooly Threads Modeled Habitat | Species Account

Shevock's Goldenaster

Shevock’s goldenaster (Heterotheca shevockii) has a California Rare Plant Rank of 1B.3, Rare or endangered in California. It is not a Federal or State listed species. Shevock’s goldenaster is restricted to the Kern River Canyon in Kern County, California. The species exists as a single metapopulation extending from the mouth of the Kern River Canyon to within a few miles of the dam at Lake Isabella. Shevock’s goldenaster has been collected growing in open sandy areas and from rock crevices within the riparian woodland of the Kern River.

Shevock's Goldenaster Modeled Habitat | Species Account