Species Details

Saussurea americana

American saw-wort

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Photo of Saussurea americana
Matt C. Berger (2019)
Photo of Saussurea americana
Norman Jensen (2010)
Photo of Saussurea americana
Richard Spellenberg (2014)
Scientific Name:
Saussurea americana D.C. Eat.
Common Name:
American saw-wort
Family: Asteraceae
Element Code: PDAST8B020
USDA Plants Symbol: SAAM3
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G5
State Rank:
S1
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 1974-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-06-03
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Jul-Aug
Elevation:
1735 - 1950 meters
5695 - 6400 feet
General Habitat:
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
  • Meadows and seeps
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Mesic
Notes:
See Botanical Gazette 6:283 (1881) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 3
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
1 0 0 0 0 2
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 2
Recent <=20 Years 1
Presence:
Presumed Extant 3
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Alaska (AK), California (CA), Idaho (ID), Montana (MT), Oregon (OR), Washington (WA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Siskiyou (SIS)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Condrey Mtn. (4112288), Dutch Creek (4112381)
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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