Chloropyron molle ssp. molle
Common Name: soft bird's-beak
Family: Orobanchaceae
Synonyms: Cordylanthus mollis ssp. mollis
Element Code: PDSCR0J0D2
Full Name: Chloropyron molle (A. Gray) A. Heller ssp. molle

1992 Robert E. Preston, Ph.D.
Biology Glossary
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from DFG
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 27
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    1 9 3 0 8 6
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    12 15
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Extirpated
    19 7 1
Notes Glossary
  • Threatened by non-native plants, erosion, feral pigs, trampling, foot traffic, urbanization, and marsh drainage. See Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 7:327-402 (1867) for original description, and Madroño 25(2):107 (1978) for rediscovery in NAP Co.
  • 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: 2012-11-06
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 0 - 3 meters
  • California Endemic: yes
  • States: California
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Contra Costa (CCA),  Marin (MRN) *,  Napa (NAP),  Sacramento (SAC) *,  Solano (SOL),  Sonoma (SON) *
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Jersey Island (480C)* 38121A6,  Denverton (481B) 38121B8,  Honker Bay (481C) 38121A8,  Antioch North (481D) 38121A7,  Fairfield South (482A) 38122B1,  Benicia (482C) 38122A2,  Vine Hill (482D) 38122A1,  Cuttings Wharf (483A) 38122B3,  Sears Point (483B)* 38122B4,  Mare Island (483D) 38122A3,  Petaluma River (484A)* 38122B5
  • 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 177
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 ].

38121A6=Jersey Island (480C)* 38121A6;38121B8=Denverton (481B) 38121B8;38121A8=Honker Bay (481C) 38121A8;38121A7=Antioch North (481D) 38121A7;38122B1=Fairfield South (482A) 38122B1;38122A2=Benicia (482C) 38122A2;38122A1=Vine Hill (482D) 38122A1;38122B3=Cuttings Wharf (483A) 38122B3;38122B4=Sears Point (483B)* 38122B4;38122A3=Mare Island (483D) 38122A3;38122B5=Petaluma River (484A)* 38122B5