Chloropyron maritimum ssp. palustre
Common Name: Point Reyes bird's-beak
Family: Orobanchaceae
Synonyms: Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. palustris
Element Code: PDSCR0J0C3
Full Name: Chloropyron maritimum (Benth.) A. Heller ssp. palustre (Behr) Tank & J.M. Egger

2013 Robert Sikora
Biology Glossary
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from DFG
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 68
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    7 26 6 2 11 16
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    26 42
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Extirpated
    57 10 1
Notes Glossary
  • Once rather common in proper habitat; now greatly reduced by development. Also threatened by foot traffic, non-native plants, hydrological alterations, cattle grazing and trampling. State listed as Endangered in OR. See Proceedings of the California Academy of Science 1:61 (1855) for original description, Brittonia 25:135-158 (1973) for taxonomic treatment, and Madroño 41(4):316-327 (1994) for ecological discussion.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 1974-01-01
  • Last Update: 2011-03-03
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 0 - 10 meters
  • California Endemic: no
  • States: California, Oregon
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Alameda (ALA) *,  Humboldt (HUM),  Marin (MRN),  Santa Clara (SCL) *,  San Francisco (SFO),  San Mateo (SMT) *,  Sonoma (SON)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Milpitas (427B)* 37121D8,  Mountain View (428A)* 37122D1,  San Leandro (447B)* 37122F2,  Redwood Point (447C)* 37122E2,  San Mateo (448D)* 37122E3,  Richmond (466A) 37122H3,  San Quentin (466B)* 37122H4,  San Francisco North (466C) 37122G4,  Oakland West (466D)* 37122G3,  San Rafael (467A) 37122H5,  Bolinas (467B) 37122H6,  Petaluma River (484A) 38122B5,  Novato (484D) 38122A5,  Point Reyes NE (485A) 38122B7,  Tomales (485B) 38122B8,  Drakes Bay (485C) 38122A8,  Inverness (485D) 38122A7,  Valley Ford (502C) 38122C8,  Bodega Head (503D) 38123C1,  Fields Landing (654B) 40124F2,  Cannibal Island (655A) 40124F3,  Tyee City (672B) 40124H2,  Eureka (672C) 40124G2,  Arcata South (672D) 40124G1
  • Notes:
      Definitions of codes preceding a county and/or quad:
      * Presumed extirpated
      ? Uncertain about distribution or identity
      ?* Uncertain about distribution, but presumed extirpated if once present
      (?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
      Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 175
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
CNPS, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v8-02). California Native Plant Society, Sacramento, CA. Website [accessed ].

37121D8=Milpitas (427B)* 37121D8;37122D1=Mountain View (428A)* 37122D1;37122F2=San Leandro (447B)* 37122F2;37122E2=Redwood Point (447C)* 37122E2;37122E3=San Mateo (448D)* 37122E3;37122H3=Richmond (466A) 37122H3;37122H4=San Quentin (466B)* 37122H4;37122G4=San Francisco North (466C) 37122G4;37122G3=Oakland West (466D)* 37122G3;37122H5=San Rafael (467A) 37122H5;37122H6=Bolinas (467B) 37122H6;38122B5=Petaluma River (484A) 38122B5;38122A5=Novato (484D) 38122A5;38122B7=Point Reyes NE (485A) 38122B7;38122B8=Tomales (485B) 38122B8;38122A8=Drakes Bay (485C) 38122A8;38122A7=Inverness (485D) 38122A7;38122C8=Valley Ford (502C) 38122C8;38123C1=Bodega Head (503D) 38123C1;40124F2=Fields Landing (654B) 40124F2;40124F3=Cannibal Island (655A) 40124F3;40124H2=Tyee City (672B) 40124H2;40124G2=Eureka (672C) 40124G2;40124G1=Arcata South (672D) 40124G1