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Navarretia fossalis

Navarretia fossalis Moran

Spreading Navarretia, Moran's Navarretia, Vernalpool Pincushionplant, Vernal Pool Pincushion-plant

Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 6 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


Native Habitat: Vernal pools, ditches.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q2E7
Status: Threatened
Historic Range: U.S.A. (CA), Mexico (Baja California)
Critical Habitat: 17.96(a)
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley

Additional resources

USDA: Find Navarretia fossalis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Navarretia fossalis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Navarretia fossalis


Record Modified: 2021-06-22
Research By: CBR

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