Calflora
Taxon  Report   2367    
Cordylanthus tenuis  A. Gray  ssp. tenuis 
Slender bird's beak
Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. tenuis
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. tenuis
© 2012 Debra L. Cook
Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. tenuis
© 2012 Debra L. Cook
Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. tenuis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California.

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Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. tenuis
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Communities: Chaparral, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, Douglas-Fir Forest, Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 2.3; (weak indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cordylanthus bolanderi
ICPN + PLANTS: Cordylanthus pilosus ssp. bolanderi
ICPN: Cordylanthus pilosus var. bolanderi
More information about  Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. tenuis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (COTET2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).