Rare Plants in Los Angeles County
Since 1974, the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants of California has been a widely-recognized resource that directly guides rare plant education, protection, conservation planning, and land acquisition and management in California.
To search for the plants in Los Angeles County that have been identified as rare, search the database here: https://www.cnps.org/rare-plants/cnps-inventory-of-rare-plants
An example of a plant that is endangered by recreational land use is Lewisia brachycalyx, short-sepaled lewisia. Watch for it in the following locations: Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Cuyamaca Peak, Fawnskin, Julian, and Mount San Antonio.
California Native Plant Society, Rare Plant Program. 2023. Rare Plant Inventory (online edition, v9.5). Website
https://www.rareplants.cnps.org [accessed 27 October 2023].