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Thermopsis californica var. argentata
Common Name: silvery false lupine
Family: Fabaceae
Synonyms: Thermopsis argentata, Thermopsis macrophylla var. argentata
Element Code: PDFAB3Z011
Full Name: Thermopsis californica Wats. var. argentata (Greene) Chen & Turner

R. Mitchel Beauchamp and CNPS
Biology Glossary
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from CDFW
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 Presumed Extirpated
Notes Glossary
  • Possibly threatened by trampling, road maintenance, and vehicles. See T. macrophylla var. argentata in TJM (1993). See Erythea 3:18 (1895) for original description and Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 81(4):719 (1994) for revised nomenclature.
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  • Date Added: 1980-01-01
  • Last Update: 2015-07-23
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 665 - 2335 meters
  • California Endemic: yes
  • Other States:
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Kern (KRN),  Lassen (LAS),  Los Angeles (LAX),  Modoc (MOD),  Santa Barbara (SBA),  Shasta (SHA),  Siskiyou (SIS),  Ventura (VEN)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    La Liebre Ranch (188C) 3411876,  Lebec (189D) 3411877,  Old Station (643B) 4012164,  Whitmore (645B) 4012168,  Murken Bench (661C) 4012174,  Jellico (661D) 4012173,  Cassel (662A) 4012185,  Burney (662B) 4012186,  Burney Mtn. West (662C) 4012176,  Roaring Creek (663B) 4012188,  Montgomery Creek (663C) 4012178,  Lookout (677B) 4112122,  Bieber (677C) 4112112,  Burney Falls (679C) 4112116,  Dana (679D) 4112115,  Crank Mountain (694B) 4112142,  Hollenbeck (695A) 4112143,  Whitehorse (695C) 4112134,  Egg Lake (695D) 4112133,  Double Head Mtn. (728C) 4112172
  • 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. This data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.
Includes unprocessed quads for CRPR 3 and 4 plants; unprocessed location data has not been quality controlled and may contain errors.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 668
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
California Native Plant Society, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants of California (online edition, v8-03). Website http://www.rareplants.cnps.org [accessed ].

3411876=La Liebre Ranch (188C) 3411876;3411877=Lebec (189D) 3411877;4012164=Old Station (643B) 4012164;4012168=Whitmore (645B) 4012168;4012174=Murken Bench (661C) 4012174;4012173=Jellico (661D) 4012173;4012185=Cassel (662A) 4012185;4012186=Burney (662B) 4012186;4012176=Burney Mtn. West (662C) 4012176;4012188=Roaring Creek (663B) 4012188;4012178=Montgomery Creek (663C) 4012178;4112122=Lookout (677B) 4112122;4112112=Bieber (677C) 4112112;4112116=Burney Falls (679C) 4112116;4112115=Dana (679D) 4112115;4112142=Crank Mountain (694B) 4112142;4112143=Hollenbeck (695A) 4112143;4112134=Whitehorse (695C) 4112134;4112133=Egg Lake (695D) 4112133;4112172=Double Head Mtn. (728C) 4112172