Darlingtonia californica
Common Name: California pitcherplant
Family: Sarraceniaceae
Synonyms:
Element Code: PDSAR01010
Full Name: Darlingtonia californica Torr.
USDA PLANTS Symbol: DACA5

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Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb (carnivorous)
  • Blooming Period: April - July
  • Habitat: mesic, generally serpentinite seeps.
    • Bogs and fens
    • Meadows and seeps
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:
    Historic
    >20 yrs
    Recent
    <=20 yrs
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Extirpated
Notes Glossary
  • Threatened by horticultural collecting and mining. On watch list in OR. See Fremontia 14(2):18 (1986) for habitat information.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 1980-01-01
  • Last Update: 2010-03-15
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 0 - 2585 meters
  • California Endemic: no
  • States: California, Oregon
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Butte (BUT),  Del Norte (DNT),  Nevada (NEV),  Plumas (PLU),  Shasta (SHA),  Sierra (SIE),  Siskiyou (SIS),  Trinity (TRI),  Yuba (YUB)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    English Mtn. (556A) 39120D5,  Graniteville (556B) 39120D6,  Blue Canyon (556C) 39120C6,  Cisco Grove (556D) 39120C5,  North Bloomfield (557C) 39120C8,  Sierra City (572C) 39120E6,  Goodyears Bar (573C) 39120E8,  American House (574A) 39121F1,  Strawberry Valley (574D) 39121E1,  Quincy (589B) 39120H8,  Meadow Valley (590A) 39121H1,  Bucks Lake (590B) 39121H2,  Crescent Mills (605C) 40120A8,  Caribou (606C) 40121A2,  Twain (606D) 40121A1,  Jonesville (607C) 40121A4,  Trinity Center (666B) 40122H6,  Covington Mill (667A) 40122H7,  Siligo Peak (667B) 40122H8,  Dunsmuir (682A) 41122B3,  Seven Lakes Basin (682B) 41122B4,  Chicken Hawk Hill (682C) 41122A4,  Mumbo Basin (683A) 41122B5,  Tangle Blue Lake (683B) 41122B6,  Carrville (683C) 41122A6,  Whisky Bill Peak (683D) 41122A5,  Billys Peak (684A) 41122B7,  Caribou Lake (684C) 41122A8,  Ycatapom Peak (684D) 41122A7,  Thompson Peak (685D) 41123A1,  Mount Eddy (699C) 41122C4,  City of Mount Shasta (699D) 41122C3,  China Mtn. (700A) 41122D5,  Gazelle Mtn. (700B) 41122D6,  Scott Mountain (700C) 41122C6,  South China Mtn. (700D) 41122C5,  Etna (701B) 41122D8,  Callahan (701D) 41122C7,  Orick (706D) 41124C1,  Greenview (718C) 41122E8,  Fort Jones (718D) 41122E7,  Prescott Mtn. (721B) 41123F6,  Chimney Rock (721C) 41123E6,  Ship Mountain (722A) 41123F7,  Klamath Glen (722C) 41123E8,  Summit Valley (722D) 41123E7,  Childs Hill (723A) 41124F1,  Polar Bear Mtn. (738A) 41123H5,  Broken Rib Mtn. (738B) 41123H6,  Devils Punchbowl (738C) 41123G6,  Preston Peak (738D) 41123G5,  Shelly Creek Ridge (739A) 41123H7,  High Plateau Mtn. (739B) 41123H8,  Gasquet (739C) 41123G8,  Hurdygurdy Butte (739D) 41123G7,  High Divide (740A) 41124H1,  Smith River (740B) 41124H2,  Hiouchi (740D) 41124G1
  • 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 548
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 http://www.rareplants.cnps.org [accessed ].
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CA,OR
39120D5=English Mtn. (556A) 39120D5;39120D6=Graniteville (556B) 39120D6;39120C6=Blue Canyon (556C) 39120C6;39120C5=Cisco Grove (556D) 39120C5;39120C8=North Bloomfield (557C) 39120C8;39120E6=Sierra City (572C) 39120E6;39120E8=Goodyears Bar (573C) 39120E8;39121F1=American House (574A) 39121F1;39121E1=Strawberry Valley (574D) 39121E1;39120H8=Quincy (589B) 39120H8;39121H1=Meadow Valley (590A) 39121H1;39121H2=Bucks Lake (590B) 39121H2;40120A8=Crescent Mills (605C) 40120A8;40121A2=Caribou (606C) 40121A2;40121A1=Twain (606D) 40121A1;40121A4=Jonesville (607C) 40121A4;40122H6=Trinity Center (666B) 40122H6;40122H7=Covington Mill (667A) 40122H7;40122H8=Siligo Peak (667B) 40122H8;41122B3=Dunsmuir (682A) 41122B3;41122B4=Seven Lakes Basin (682B) 41122B4;41122A4=Chicken Hawk Hill (682C) 41122A4;41122B5=Mumbo Basin (683A) 41122B5;41122B6=Tangle Blue Lake (683B) 41122B6;41122A6=Carrville (683C) 41122A6;41122A5=Whisky Bill Peak (683D) 41122A5;41122B7=Billys Peak (684A) 41122B7;41122A8=Caribou Lake (684C) 41122A8;41122A7=Ycatapom Peak (684D) 41122A7;41123A1=Thompson Peak (685D) 41123A1;41122C4=Mount Eddy (699C) 41122C4;41122C3=City of Mount Shasta (699D) 41122C3;41122D5=China Mtn. (700A) 41122D5;41122D6=Gazelle Mtn. (700B) 41122D6;41122C6=Scott Mountain (700C) 41122C6;41122C5=South China Mtn. (700D) 41122C5;41122D8=Etna (701B) 41122D8;41122C7=Callahan (701D) 41122C7;41124C1=Orick (706D) 41124C1;41122E8=Greenview (718C) 41122E8;41122E7=Fort Jones (718D) 41122E7;41123F6=Prescott Mtn. (721B) 41123F6;41123E6=Chimney Rock (721C) 41123E6;41123F7=Ship Mountain (722A) 41123F7;41123E8=Klamath Glen (722C) 41123E8;41123E7=Summit Valley (722D) 41123E7;41124F1=Childs Hill (723A) 41124F1;41123H5=Polar Bear Mtn. (738A) 41123H5;41123H6=Broken Rib Mtn. (738B) 41123H6;41123G6=Devils Punchbowl (738C) 41123G6;41123G5=Preston Peak (738D) 41123G5;41123H7=Shelly Creek Ridge (739A) 41123H7;41123H8=High Plateau Mtn. (739B) 41123H8;41123G8=Gasquet (739C) 41123G8;41123G7=Hurdygurdy Butte (739D) 41123G7;41124H1=High Divide (740A) 41124H1;41124H2=Smith River (740B) 41124H2;41124G1=Hiouchi (740D) 41124G1