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Leptosiphon ambiguus  (Rattan) J. M. Porter & L. A. Johnson
Serpentine leptosiphon
Leptosiphon ambiguus is an annual herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
also called Linanthus ambiguus
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   CNDDB
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(894 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Genus: Leptosiphon
Family: Polemoniaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Ultramafic affinity: 5.8 - strict endemic

Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + CNPS + PLANTSLinanthus ambiguus
Information about  Leptosiphon ambiguus from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (LEAM13)

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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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 12/09/2022).