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Seaside Bird's-Beak
(Cordylanthus rigidus ssp. littoralis )
Scrophulariaceae

Seaside Bird's-Beak
Photo Copyright Donald Myrick California Academy of Sciences

Description: Annual herb with very small hairs, 1 - 5 feet (3-15dm) tall. Leaves linear, 3/8 - 1 1/2 inches (1-4cm) long. Inflorescence is a 5-8 loosely flowered head. Corolla is yellowish, 5/8 - 3/4 inches (1.5-2cm) long. Seeds are 1/16 inch (1.5-2mm) long, egg-shaped and dark brown.

Distribution:

Habitat: Dunes. Elevation 3.2 - 688 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms May - October.

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Status: California State Endangered, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Field Office: Hollister, Bakersfield

 
Last updated: 08-05-2010