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SAMO1234
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Plot ID Fields: 
Author Plot Code ? SAMO1234
Author Observation Code ? SAMO1234
Original Data Location ? SAMO NPS Headquarters, 401 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA
Location Fields: MAP: Google | Yahoo | TopoZone | MapQuest
Confidentiality Status ? exact location
Latitude ? 34.1196820150369 º
Longitude ? -118.652305311879 º
Author Location ? Cold Creek - Secret Valley
Location Narrative ? Ceanothus spinosus concentrated in a few areas, some random dispersion. NW part of polygon not viewed. Drier areas higher on slope dominated by Adenostoma fasciculatum. Overall, the vegetation composition is of variety of mesic and xeric conditions, i.e. drainages and dry slopes.
State or Province ? California
Country ? United States
Named Places
region|state|province: California
area|country|territory: United States
Layout Fields: 
Shape ? Plotless
Placement Method ? Representative
Permanence ? not permanent
Environment Fields: 
Stand Size ? extensive
Elevation ? 500 m
Slope Aspect ? (n/a, too irregular to determine) º
Slope Gradient ? 27 º
Topographic Position ? Lower to Upper 1/3 of slope
Surficial Deposits ? Sedimentary (type unknown)
Rock Type ? Sedimentary (type unknown)
Landscape Narrative ? Upland;
Percent Rock / Gravel ? 25 %
Percent Bare Soil ? 25 %
Methods Fields: 
Observation Start Date ? 25-Mar-2003 ± exact
Date Accuracy ? exact
Project ? SAMO (CNPS Rapid Assessment/Releve 2002)
Cover Method ? Percentage (%)
Stratum Method ? CA Native Plant Society (CNPS)
Cover Dispersion ? Entire
Overall Taxon Cover Values are Automatically Calculated? ? no
Plot Quality Fields: 
Plot Validation Level ? (1) occurrence plot: sufficient for determining type occurrence
Overall Plot Vegetation Fields: 
Field Height ? 0.25 m
Tree Cover ? 0.2 %
Shrub Cover ? 51 %
Field Cover ? 0.2 %
Nonvascular Cover ? 0 %
Misc Fields: 
Observation Narrative ? original plot ID: rap1234, Vegetation type confidence High;
Taxa occurring on this plot-observation
Change plant label:
Change Strata Shown:
ord Author Plant Name ?Original Interpretation, full Scientific Name ?Original Interpretation, Scientific Name without authors ?Original Interpretation, Common Name ?Original Interpretation, USDA Code ?Current Interpretation, full Scientific Name ?Current Interpretation, Scientific Name without authors ?Current Interpretation, Common Name ?Current Interpretation, USDA Code ? Stratum ?Cover ?Original Cover Code ?Basal Area ?Biomass ?Inference Area ? Stems: Stem Diameters (graphically):
1 Adenostoma fasciculatum Adenostoma fasciculatum Hook. & Arn. Adenostoma fasciculatum Adenostoma fasciculatum **   ADFA Adenostoma fasciculatum Hook. & Arn. Adenostoma fasciculatum Adenostoma fasciculatum **   ADFA Medium
17 %
        -none-
2 Ceanothus spinosus Ceanothus spinosus Nutt. Ceanothus spinosus Ceanothus spinosus **   CESP Ceanothus spinosus Nutt. Ceanothus spinosus Ceanothus spinosus **   CESP Medium
15 %
        -none-
3 Malosma laurina Malosma laurina (Nutt.) Nutt. ex Abrams Malosma laurina Malosma laurina **   MALA6 Malosma laurina (Nutt.) Nutt. ex Abrams Malosma laurina Malosma laurina **   MALA6 Medium
8 %
        -none-
4 Salvia mellifera Salvia mellifera Greene Salvia mellifera Salvia mellifera **   SAME3 Salvia mellifera Greene Salvia mellifera Salvia mellifera **   SAME3 Medium
7 %
        -none-
5 Eriogonum fasciculatum Eriogonum fasciculatum Benth. Eriogonum fasciculatum Eriogonum fasciculatum **   ERFA2 Eriogonum fasciculatum Benth. Eriogonum fasciculatum Eriogonum fasciculatum **   ERFA2 Medium
1 %
        -none-
6 Encelia californica Encelia californica Nutt. Encelia californica Encelia californica **   ENCA Encelia californica Nutt. Encelia californica Encelia californica **   ENCA Medium
0.2 %
        -none-
7 Heteromeles arbutifolia Heteromeles arbutifolia (Lindl.) M. Roem. Heteromeles arbutifolia Heteromeles arbutifolia **   HEAR5 Heteromeles arbutifolia (Lindl.) M. Roem. Heteromeles arbutifolia Heteromeles arbutifolia **   HEAR5 Medium
0.2 %
        -none-
8 Rhus ovata Rhus ovata S. Watson Rhus ovata Rhus ovata **   RHOV Rhus ovata S. Watson Rhus ovata Rhus ovata **   RHOV Medium
0.2 %
        -none-
9 Artemisia californica Artemisia californica Less. Artemisia californica Artemisia californica **   ARCA11 Artemisia californica Less. Artemisia californica Artemisia californica **   ARCA11 Medium
0.2 %
        -none-
10 Eriodictyon crassifolium Eriodictyon crassifolium Benth. Eriodictyon crassifolium Eriodictyon crassifolium **   ERCR2 Eriodictyon crassifolium Benth. Eriodictyon crassifolium Eriodictyon crassifolium **   ERCR2 Medium
0.2 %
        -none-
11 Brickellia californica Brickellia californica (Torr. & A. Gray) A. Gray Brickellia californica Brickellia californica **   BRCA3 Brickellia californica (Torr. & A. Gray) A. Gray Brickellia californica Brickellia californica **   BRCA3 Medium
0.2 %
        -none-
12 Ceanothus megacarpus Ceanothus megacarpus Nutt. Ceanothus megacarpus Ceanothus megacarpus **   CEME Ceanothus megacarpus Nutt. Ceanothus megacarpus Ceanothus megacarpus **   CEME Medium
0.2 %
        -none-
13 Malacothamnus fasciculatus Malacothamnus fasciculatus (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) Greene Malacothamnus fasciculatus Malacothamnus fasciculatus **   MAFA Malacothamnus fasciculatus (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) Greene Malacothamnus fasciculatus Malacothamnus fasciculatus **   MAFA Medium
0.2 %
        -none-
14 Bromus diandrus Bromus diandrus Roth Bromus diandrus Bromus diandrus **   BRDI3 Bromus diandrus Roth Bromus diandrus Bromus diandrus **   BRDI3 Low
0.2 %
        -none-
15 Bromus madritensis Bromus madritensis L. Bromus madritensis Bromus madritensis **   BRMA3 Bromus madritensis L. Bromus madritensis Bromus madritensis **   BRMA3 Low
0.2 %
        -none-
16 Brassica nigra Brassica nigra (L.) W.D.J. Koch Brassica nigra Brassica nigra **   BRNI Brassica nigra (L.) W.D.J. Koch Brassica nigra Brassica nigra **   BRNI Low
0.2 %
        -none-
17 Quercus agrifolia Quercus agrifolia Née Quercus agrifolia Quercus agrifolia **   QUAG Quercus agrifolia Née Quercus agrifolia Quercus agrifolia **   QUAG Tall
0.2 %
        -none-
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Stratum Definitions:
Stratum Type ?Stratum Base ?Stratum Height ?Stratum Cover ?
Tall 5 m    
conifer tree     0 %
hardwood tree 5 m 10 m 0.2 %
Medium 0.5 m 5 m  
Low 0 m 0.5 m  
Low-Mid Shrub 1 m 2 m  
Low Tree-Tall Shrub 2 m 5 m  
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Observation Contributors:
Party ?Role ?
Anderson, James Field assistant
McGraw, Mike Field assistant
Community Classification:
More Classification Start Date ? Community AssignmentsContributors
Details 01-Jun-2004
Community Concept ?Class Fit ?Class Confidence ?Community Authority Reference ?Typal ?
Ceanothus spinosus Alliance     Keeler-Wolf and Evens 2006 no
Keeler-Wolf, Todd
Evens, Julie


Disturbance Data:
Disturbance Type ?Disturbance Intensity ?Disturbance Comment ?
Road/trail construction/maint. Low Road/trail construction/maint.
Competition from exotics Low Competition from exotics


User Defined Values
No User Defined Data for this plot