Taxon  Report   11261    
Chloropyron molle  (A. Gray) A. Heller  ssp. molle 
Soft bird's-beak
Chloropyron molle ssp. molle
© 2010 Bing Huey
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Chloropyron molle ssp. molle
© 1992 Robert E. Preston, Ph.D.
Chloropyron molle ssp. molle
© 2010 Timothy Milliken 2010
Chloropyron molle ssp. molle, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Chloropyron molle ssp. molle
© 2018 Kevin Sherrill
Communities: Coastal Salt Marsh, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: salt-marsh, coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS: Cordylanthus mollis ssp. mollis
More information about  Chloropyron molle ssp. molle
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 20, 2019).