Taxon  Report   2336    
Cordylanthus eremicus  (Coville & C. V. Morton) Munz  ssp. eremicus 
Desert bird's beak
Cordylanthus eremicus ssp. eremicus, a dicot, is an annual herb (hemiparasitic) that is native to California, and is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Cordylanthus bernardinus
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Cordylanthus ramosus ssp. eremicus
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Cordylanthus bernardinus
More information about  Cordylanthus eremicus ssp. eremicus
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Feb 15, 2019).