Taxon  Report   8945    
Leptosiphon ambiguus  (Rattan) J. M. Porter & L. A. Johnson
Serpentine leptosiphon
Leptosiphon ambiguus
© 2009 David A. Tharp
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Leptosiphon ambiguus
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Leptosiphon ambiguus
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Leptosiphon ambiguus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Linanthus ambiguus
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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one or more occurrences
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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Leptosiphon ambiguus
© 2018 Elinor Gates
Genus: Leptosiphon
Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Northern Coastal Scrub

Serpentine affinity: 5.8; (strict endemic)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Linanthus ambiguus
More information about  Leptosiphon ambiguus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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 24, 2019).