Species Details

Goodmania luteola

golden goodmania

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Photo of Goodmania luteola
© 2007 Steve Matson
Photo of Goodmania luteola
© 2007 Steve Matson
Photo of Goodmania luteola
© 2014 Keir Morse
Scientific Name:
Goodmania luteola (Parry) Rev. & B. Ertter
Common Name:
golden goodmania
Family: Polygonaceae
Element Code: PDPGN0B010
USDA Plants Symbol: GOLU
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Aug
20 - 2200 meters
65 - 7220 feet
General Habitat:
  • Mojavean desert scrub
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Playas
  • Valley and foothill grassland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Alkaline (sometimes)
  • Clay (sometimes)
Possibly threatened by non-native plants, groundwater lowering, trampling by cattle, and development. See Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 10:23 (1883) for original description, Brittonia 28:427-429 (1976) for revised nomenclature, and Phytologia 66(4):389 (1989) for taxonomic treatment.
Total Occurrences: 0
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 0 0 0 0 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presumed Extant 0
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Nevada (NV)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Fresno (FRE), Inyo (INY), Kern (KRN), Los Angeles (LAX), Madera (MAD), Mono (MNO), Tulare (TUL)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Alpine Butte (3411768), Big Pine (3711823), Chowchilla (3712013), Edwards (3411788), Firebaugh (3612074), Fish Slough (3711844), Helm (3612051), Hi Vista (3411767), Jamesan (3612062), La Liebre Ranch (3411876), Lancaster East (3411861), Lancaster West (3411862), Mendota Dam (3612073), Mojave (3511812), North Edwards (3511717), Redman (3411778), Ritter Ridge (3411852), River Spring (3711885), Rocky Hill (3611931), Rogers Lake North (3411787), Rogers Lake South (3411777), Rosamond (3411872), Rosamond Lake (3411871), Stevens (3511932), Tranquillity (3612063), Whitmore Hot Springs (3711867)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.


Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads