Species Details

Viola pinetorum ssp. grisea

grey-leaved violet

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Scientific Name:
Viola pinetorum Greene ssp. grisea (Jeps.) R.J. Little
Common Name:
grey-leaved violet
Family: Violaceae
Element Code: PDVIO04431
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G4G5T3
State Rank:
Other Status: BLM_S; SB_CalBG/RSABG
CRPR Changes:
changed from 1B.3 to 1B.2 on 2017-10-06
Add Date: 1994-01-01
Date Edited: 2022-12-06
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Jul
1500 - 3400 meters
4920 - 11155 feet
General Habitats:
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Subalpine coniferous forest
  • Upper montane coniferous forest
Microhabitat Details:
Threatened by grazing, trampling, and vehicles. Possibly threatened by recreational activities. See V. pinetorum ssp. grisea in TJM 2. See Flora of California 2(1):521 (1936) by W.L. Jepson for original description, and Phytologia 72(2):77-78 (1992) and Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas for revised nomenclature.
Threatened by grazing, trampling, and vehicles.
See V. pinetorum ssp. grisea in TJM 2.
Threat List Total: 10
Total EOs % of EOs
EOs with Threat Listed: 39 43 %
Foot traffic/trampling 20 22%
Grazing 19 21%
ORV activity 13 14%
Road/trail construction/maint. 10 11%
Recreational use (non-ORV) 5 5%
Total Occurrences: 90
Element Occurrence Ranks:
6 17 13 1 0 53
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 60
Recent <=20 Years 30
Presumed Extant 90
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Fresno (FRE), Inyo (INY), Kern (KRN), Los Angeles (LAX), Madera (MAD), San Bernardino (SBD), Tulare (TUL), Ventura (VEN)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Alta Sierra (3511865), Big Bear City (3411637), Big Bear Lake (3411628), Bonita Meadows (3611813), California Hot Springs (3511886), Cannell Peak (3511873), Casa Vieja Meadows (3611823), Claraville (3511843), Coyote Flat (3711824), Crag Peak (3611812), Crystal Lake (3411737), Cucamonga Peak (3411725), Cuddy Valley (3411971), Durrwood Creek (3611814), Fairview (3511884), Fawnskin (3411638), Fish Springs (3711813), Florence Lake (3711838), Graveyard Peak (3711848), Haiwee Pass (3611821), Huntington Lake (3711922), Johnsondale (3511885), Kaiser Peak (3711932), Kern Lake (3611834), Kern Peak (3611833), Little Shuteye Peak (3711944), Long Canyon (3611811), Marion Peak (3611885), Mariposa Grove (3711955), Mescal Creek (3411746), Mineral King (3611845), Monache Mountain (3611822), Moonridge (3411627), Mount Whitney (3611853), Mt. Abbot (3711847), Mt. Brewer (3611864), Mt. Thompson (3711825), Muir Grove (3611867), Musick Mtn. (3711923), Olancha (3611831), Piute Peak (3511844), Sawmill Mountain (3411972), Sentinel Peak (3611815), Shuteye Peak (3711934), Silver City (3611846), Sirretta Peak (3511883), Slide Bluffs (3611886), Squaw Dome (3711943), Tehachapi South (3511814), Templeton Mtn. (3611832), The Sphinx (3611875), Timber Knob (3711953), Tobias Peak (3511875), Triple Divide Peak (3611855)
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
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