Taxon  Report   2358    
Cordylanthus rigidus  (Benth.) Jeps.  ssp. littoralis  (Ferris) T. I. Chuang & Heckard
Seaside bird's beak
Cordylanthus rigidus ssp. littoralis
© Donald Myrick1999 California Academy of Sciences
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Cordylanthus rigidus ssp. littoralis, a dicot, is an annual herb (hemiparasitic) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Cordylanthus littoralis ssp. littoralis
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California 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
Communities: Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral

Habitat: coastal, dunes

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cordylanthus rigidus var. littoralis
ICPN + PLANTS: Cordylanthus littoralis
CNPS: Cordylanthus littoralis ssp. littoralis
More information about  Cordylanthus rigidus ssp. littoralis
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

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 19, 2019).