Endangered Species in Santa Cruz County - Plants
Scientific Name: Pentachaeta bellidiflora
The White-rayed Pentachaeta (also known as the White-rayed Pygmy Daisy) is an annual herb in the aster family, native to California, and endemic (limited) to California alone. Very low population - currently existing at a single site, bisected by an interstate highway, in San Mateo County.
Habitat: Bunchgrass communities associated with serpentine soils.
Threats: Urbanization / construction, off-road vehicles, competition from non-native plant species when soils are disturbed, and possibly also vandalism.
To Learn More:
Searchable database featuring all 8375 currently recognized vascular plants in California, including 20000 photographs.
- CalPhotos Photo Database - University of CA, Berkeley
Browseable photographs of the species.
- NatureServe - Explorer
Enter the species name to access a detailed description of the species, including physical characteristics, habitat, current conservation status, ecological and distribution data, with citations to relevant management reports.
Last updated by lorenzop on May 21, 2008
Browse by Status Key
E — Endangered
T — Threatened
CH — Critical Habitat
PE — Taxa proposed for listing as endangered
PT — Taxa proposed for listing as threatened
PCH — Critical habitat which has been proposed
C — Candidate species for which the Fish and Wildlife Service has on file sufficient information on the biological vulnerability and threats to support proposals to list as endangered or threatened