Eriastrum sparsiflorum
Common Name: few-flowered eriastrum
Family: Polemoniaceae
Element Code: PDPLM030B2
Full Name: Eriastrum sparsiflorum (Eastw.) H. Mason

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Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: annual herb
  • Blooming Period: May - September
  • Habitat: granitic, sandy, usually openings.
    • Chaparral
    • Cismontane woodland
    • Great Basin scrub
    • Joshua tree woodland
    • Mojavean desert scrub
    • Pinyon and juniper woodland
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from DFG
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences:
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Extirpated
Notes Glossary
  • Possibly threatened by development, habitat loss, and road and trail maintenance. Previously included E. signatum; a common plant that was formerly undescribed. See Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences III 2(9):291-292 (1902) for original description, Madroño 8(3):86-87 (1945) for taxonomic treatment, and Madroño 55(1):82-87 (2008) for revised circumscription.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 2012-09-04
  • Last Update: 2016-11-01
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 1075 - 1710 meters
  • California Endemic: no
  • States: California, Nevada
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Alpine (ALP),  Fresno (FRE),  Inyo (INY),  Kern (KRN),  Lassen (LAS),  Mono (MNO),  Plumas (PLU),  Tulare (TUL)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Walker Pass (259A) 35118F1,  Lamont Peak (283D) 35118G1,  Cannell Peak (284D) 35118G3,  Cactus Peak (305D) 36117A7,  Crag Peak (306C) 36118A2,  Hockett Peak (307B) 36118B4,  Camp Nelson (308A) 36118B5,  Sentinel Peak (308D) 36118A5,  The Sphinx (374D) 36118G5,  Bishop (413C) 37118C4,  Poleta Canyon (413D) 37118C3,  Benton (450C) 37118G4,  Woodfords (522D) 38119G7,  Constantia (586A) 39120H1
  • 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.
Quad data is not available for all List 3 and 4 plants. For those that do contain this data, it has not been quality controlled and is potentially incomplete, inaccurate, and/or out of date. Please use caution when referencing this information. We are currently working hard to maintain this data and hope to provide accurate and up to date information in the near future.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 3739
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 ].

35118F1=Walker Pass (259A) 35118F1;35118G1=Lamont Peak (283D) 35118G1;35118G3=Cannell Peak (284D) 35118G3;36117A7=Cactus Peak (305D) 36117A7;36118A2=Crag Peak (306C) 36118A2;36118B4=Hockett Peak (307B) 36118B4;36118B5=Camp Nelson (308A) 36118B5;36118A5=Sentinel Peak (308D) 36118A5;36118G5=The Sphinx (374D) 36118G5;37118C4=Bishop (413C) 37118C4;37118C3=Poleta Canyon (413D) 37118C3;37118G4=Benton (450C) 37118G4;38119G7=Woodfords (522D) 38119G7;39120H1=Constantia (586A) 39120H1