Taxon  Report   3921    
Glehnia littoralis  F. Schmidt ex Miq.  ssp. leiocarpa  (Mathias) Hultén
American glehnia,  American silvertop
Glehnia littoralis ssp. leiocarpa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Glehnia
Parent: Glehnia littoralis

Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: coastal

Communities: Coastal Strand

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cymopterus littoralis
PLANTS: Glehnia littoralis var. leiocarpa
ICPN + PLANTS: Glehnia leiocarpa
More information about  Glehnia littoralis ssp. leiocarpa
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: Apr 25, 2019).