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Distribution by County   13376    
Spermolepis gigantea  (Coulter & Rose) Nesom
desert scaleseed
Spermolepis gigantea is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).
Record Count by County

Riverside: 5 San Diego: 2

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]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 03/28/2023).