Species Details

Mertensia bella

Oregon bluebells

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Scientific Name:
Mertensia bella Piper
Common Name:
Oregon bluebells
Family: Boraginaceae
Element Code: PDBOR0N040
USDA Plants Symbol: MEBE
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G4
State Rank:
S1
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 1994-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-06-03
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: May-Jul
Elevation:
1500 - 2000 meters
4920 - 6560 feet
General Habitat:
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Upper montane coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Disturbed areas (often)
  • Mesic
  • Openings (often)
Notes:
Sensitive in ID, and on review list in OR. See Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 31:76 (1918) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 2
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 0 2
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 2
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presence:
Presumed Extant 2
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Idaho (ID), Montana (MT), Oregon (OR)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Del Norte (DNT), Siskiyou (SIS)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Broken Rib Mtn. (4112386), Kangaroo Mtn. (4112382), Polar Bear Mtn. (4112385)
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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