Taxon  Report   2341 
Cordylanthus maritimus  Benth.  ssp. maritimus   (not an active name; please see Chloropyron maritimum ssp. maritimum)
Salt marsh bird's beak,  Saltmarsh bird's beak
Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. maritimus
© 2010 Benjamin Smith
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Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. maritimus, a dicot, is an annual herb (hemiparasitic) that is native to California and Baja California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: [1B.2] (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Endangered and by the Federal Government as 'Endangered '.

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Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. maritimus
© 2010 Chris Winchell
Genus: Cordylanthus
Coastal Strand, Coastal Salt Marsh, wetland-riparian
Habitat: salt-marsh, dunes, coastal
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Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
TJM2 + CNPS accepted name: Chloropyron maritimum ssp. maritimum
NOTE: Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. maritimus is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
More information about  Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. maritimus
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Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 22, 2018).

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