Special Status Plants of the Arcata Field Office

This plant guide identifies the special status plants that are known to occur on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, but they may only be suspected on land administered by the Arcata Field Office.  To view a photograph and more information on an individual plant, click on the plant's common name below. To see a complete list of all plants, regardless of if it is known or suspected, click here.

Red Mountain Stonecrop

Red Mountain Stonecrop

Sedum eastwoodiae
McDonald's Rock Cress

McDonald's Rock Cress

Arabis mcdonaldiana
Mendocino Gentian

Mendocino Gentian

Gentiana setigera
Redmountain catchfly; Photo by BLM,Arcata Field Office

Red Mountain Catchfly

Silene campanulata ssp. campanulata
Leafy Reed Grass

Leafy Reed Grass

Calamagrostis foliosa
Kelloggs Buckwheat

Kellogg's Buckwheat

Eriogonum kelloggii
No Picture available

Tracy's Sanicle

Sanicula tracyii
Beach Layia

Beach Layia

Layia carnosa
Manyleaf Gilia; Photo Copyright 2001 Doreen L. Smith

Dark-Eyed Gilia

Gilia millefoliata
Humboldt Bay wallflower

Humboldt Bay Wallflower

Erysimum menziesii ssp. eurekense
Humboldt Bay owl's-clover; Photo Copyright Brother Alfred Brousseau. Courtesy of St. Mary's College of California.

Humbodlt Bay Owl's-Clover

Castilleja ambigua ssp. humboldtiensis
No Picture available

Lichen

Nephroma bellum
Maple-leafed Checkeredbloom; Photo Copyright Brother Alfred Brousseau, Courtesy of St. Mary's College of California

Maple-Leaved Checkerbloom

Sidalcea malachroides
Abronia umbellata

Pink Sand Verbena

Abronia umbellata ssp. breviflora
Point Reyes Bird's-beak; Photo Copyright 2002 Brad Kelley

Point Reyes Birds-Beak

Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. palustris
Wolf's Evening Primrose; Photo Copyright 1995 Saint Mary's College of California

Wolf's Evening-Primrose

Oenothera wolfii
no picture available

Coastal Marsh Milk-Vetch

Astragalus pycnostachys var. pycnostachys
No picture available

Horsehair Lichen

Bryoria pseudocapillaris
No picture available

Horsehair Lichen

Bryoria spiralifera
Yellow-Twist Horsehair

Yellow-Twist Horsehair

Bryoria tortuosa
No picture available

Green Bug Moss

Buxbaumia viridis
No picture available

Hypogeous Truffle

Choiromyces venosus
No picture available.

Little Brown Mushroom

Clitocybe subditopoda
No picture available.

Branched Collybia

Collybia racemosa
No picture available.

Little Green Mushroom

Dermocybe humboldtensis
No picture available.

Indigo Entoloma

Entoloma nitidum
No picture available.

Blue-Green Gymnopilus

Gymnopilus punctifolius
No picture available.

Ciliate Strap-Lichen

Heterodermia leucomelos
No picture available.

Little Brown Mushroom

Hydropus marginellus
No picture available

Seaside Thornbush

Kaemefeltia californica
No picture available.

Yellow False Truffle

Leucogaster citrinus
No picture available.

Lettuce Lung

Lobaria oregano
No picture available.

Little Brown Mushroom

Mycena quinaultensis
No picture available

Powdery Fog Lichen

Niebla cephalota
No picture available.

Petalled Mouse

Pannaria rubiginosa
No picture available.

California Phaeocollybia

Phaeocollybia californica
No picture available.

Olive Phaeocollybia

Phaeocollybia olivacea
No picture available.

Spruce Phaeocollybia

Phaeocollybia piceae
No picture available.

Phaeocollybia

Phaeocollybia scatesiae
No picture available.

Phaeocollybia

Phaeocollybia spadicea
No picture available.

Pacific Fuzzwort

Ptilidium californicum
No picture available.

Dusty Ramalina

Ramalina pollinaria
No picture available.

Pinkish Coral Mushroom

Ramaria amyloidea
No picture available.

Yellow Coral Mushroom

Ramaria aurantiisiccescens
No picture available.

Orange Coral Mushroom

Ramaria largentii
No picture available.

Violet Hedgehog

Sarcodon fuscoindicus
No picture available.

Cauliflower Fungus

Sparassis crispa
No picture available.

Fairy Fan

Spathularia flavida
No picture available.

Long Beard Lichen

Usnea longissima

Special status plants are those plants whose survival is of concern due to 1) their limited distribution, 2) low number of individuals and/or populations, and 3) potential threats to habitat.  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) uses the term "special status plants" to include: 1) Federal endangered, threatened,proposed and candidate species; 2) California State endangered, threatened, and rare species; and 3) BLM Sensitive plants. Sensitive plants are those species that do not occur on Federal or state lists, but which are designated by the BLM State Director for special management consideration.

It is BLM policy to manage for the conservation of special status plants and their associated habitats and to ensure that actions authorized, funded, or carried out do not contribute to the need to list any species as threatened or endangered.