Taxon  Report   2771    
Downingia concolor  Greene  var. brevior  McVaugh
Cuyamaca lake downingia,  Maroonspot calicoflower
Downingia concolor var. brevior, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and and is endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   CNPS Inventory

It is listed by the State of California as Endangered .
Observation Search
(32 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Genus: Downingia
Parent: Downingia concolor
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows, vernal-pools

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Downingia concolor ssp. brevior
More information about  Downingia concolor var. brevior
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: May 31, 2020).