Taxon  Report   2341    
Cordylanthus maritimus  Benth.  ssp. maritimus   
(no longer an active name; please see Chloropyron maritimum ssp. maritimum)
Salt marsh bird's beak,  Saltmarsh bird's beak
Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. maritimus
© 2010 Chris Winchell
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. maritimus, a dicot, is an annual herb (hemiparasitic) that is native to California, Baja California.

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

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. maritimus
© 2010 Benjamin Smith
Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Salt Marsh, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: salt-marsh, dunes, coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN + CNPS accepted name:
Chloropyron maritimum ssp. maritimum

NOTE: Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. maritimus is no longer an active name.
More information about  Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. maritimus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).