Species Details

Penstemon heterodoxus var. shastensis

Shasta beardtongue

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Sierra Pacific Industries (2009)
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Sierra Pacific Industries (2009)
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Sierra Pacific Industries (2008)
Scientific Name:
Penstemon heterodoxus Gray var. shastensis (Keck) N. Holmgren
Common Name:
Shasta beardtongue
Family: Plantaginaceae
Element Code: PDSCR1L5Q0
USDA Plants Symbol: PEHES2
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: May-Sep
Elevation:
1100 - 2400 meters
3610 - 7875 feet
General Habitat:
  • Broadleafed upland forest
  • Chaparral
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Upper montane coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Clay
  • Mesic (often)
  • Volcanic
Notes:
Threatened by logging and grazing. See American Midland Naturalist 33: 165 (1945) for original description and Brittonia 44(4): 482 (1992) for revised nomenclature.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 0
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 0 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presence:
Presumed Extant 0
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Butte (BUT), Lassen (LAS), Modoc (MOD), Plumas (PLU), Shasta (SHA), Siskiyou (SIS), Tehama (TEH)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Belden (4012113), Boulder Peak (4112351), Burney (4012186), Burney Mtn. East (4012175), Childs Meadows (4012134), Crank Mountain (4112142), Donica Mtn. (4112132), Egg Lake (4112133), Grass Lake (4112262), Hambone (4112136), Hatchet Mtn. Pass (4012177), Hollenbeck (4112143), Horse Peak (4112147), Humbug Valley (4012123), Indian Spring Mtn. (4112135), Jonesville (4012114), Lookout (4112122), McCloud (4112232), Old Station (4012164), Pegleg Mtn. (4012048), Pine Creek Valley (4012151), Reading Peak (4012144), Red Cinder (4012142), Stover Mtn. (4012133), Swains Hole (4012163), Whitehorse (4112134)
Notes:
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.

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Presumed Extant
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