Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile

Taraxacum californicum, California taraxacum.
California taraxacum flower head and phyllaries (involucre bracts). Photo by Scott Eliason, San Bernardino National Forest.

Taraxacum californicum, California taraxacum.
Taraxacum californicum flower head and buds. Photo by Scott Eliason, San Bernardino National Forest.

Taraxacum californicum, California taraxacum range map.
Taraxacum californicum range map.

Taraxacum californicum, California taraxacum

ESA Status

Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Species Profile link below for links to listing and other USFWS documents.

Threats

  • Loss and degradation of habitat from urban and recreational development
  • Fragmentation from ORV traffic,
  • Grazing by livestock and feral burros
  • Hybridization with invasive, co-occurring, non-native dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
  • Competition from invasive plants

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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