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U.S. Forest Service

Critically Imperiled Plant Profile (Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)

Heterotheca shevockii. As suggested by one of its common names, this plant is restricted to a stretch of the Kern River in the southern Sierra Nevada, growing in foothill chaparral and woodlands. Photo by Fletcher Linton.

Heterotheca shevockii range map. Heterotheca shevockii range map.

Heterotheca shevockii, Kern Canyon goldenaster


  • Plants along California State Route 178 may be affected by road maintenance.
  • Populations along the Kern River are subject to impacts from recreation.

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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