Taxon  Report   2345 
Cordylanthus mollis  A. Gray  ssp. mollis   (not an active name; please see Chloropyron molle ssp. molle)
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Cordylanthus mollis ssp. mollis, a dicot, is an annual herb (hemiparasitic) that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to 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 Rare and by the Federal Government as 'Endangered '.

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Cordylanthus mollis ssp. mollis
© 2003 Tim Sullivan
Genus: Cordylanthus
Coastal Salt Marsh, wetland-riparian
Habitat: salt-marsh, coastal
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Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
TJM2 + CNPS accepted name: Chloropyron molle ssp. molle
NOTE: Cordylanthus mollis ssp. mollis is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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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 25, 2018).

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