Species Details

Stellaria obtusa

obtuse starwort

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Photo of Stellaria obtusa
©2014 Kirsten Bovee
Photo of Stellaria obtusa
©2011 Sierra Pacific Industries
Photo of Stellaria obtusa
©2004 Dean Wm. Taylor
Scientific Name:
Stellaria obtusa Engelm.
Common Name:
obtuse starwort
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Element Code: PDCAR0X0U0
USDA Plants Symbol: STOB
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
Blooming Period: May-Sep(Oct)
Elevation:
150 - 2290 meters
490 - 7515 feet
General Habitat:
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
  • Riparian woodland
  • Upper montane coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Mesic
  • Streambanks
Notes:
Threats:
Potentially threatened by logging, development, fire, trampling, grazing, and hydrological alterations.
Taxonomy:
Sometimes confused with S. crispa.
Other:
Total Occurrences: 31
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
4 7 7 0 0 13
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 31
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presence:
Presumed Extant 31
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Colorado (CO), Idaho (ID), Montana (MT), Oregon (OR), Utah (UT), Washington (WA), Wyoming (WY)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Amador (AMA), Butte (BUT), Calaveras (CAL), El Dorado (ELD), Glenn (GLE), Humboldt (HUM), Lassen (LAS), Nevada (NEV), Placer (PLA), Plumas (PLU), Shasta (SHA), Sierra (SIE), Tehama (TEH), Tuolumne (TUO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Belden (4012113), Berry Creek (3912164), Blue Canyon (3912036), Blue Nose Mtn. (3912077), Boards Crossing (3812032), Butte Meadows (4012115), Calaveras Dome (3812042), Calpine (3912064), Cascade (3912162), Chester (4012132), Clio (3912065), Crandall Peak (3812022), Dogwood Peak (3912171), Dorrington (3812033), English Mtn. (3912045), Garnet Hill (3812043), Graniteville (3912046), Grays Peak (4012146), Greek Store (3912015), Haskins Valley (3912172), Haypress Valley (3912055), Homewood (3912012), Humboldt Peak (4012124), Humbug Valley (4012123), Jonesville (4012114), Kibbie Lake (3811917), Kimshew Point (3912184), Kyburz (3812073), Lake Eleanor (3711987), Lassen Peak (4012145), Liberty Hill (3812031), Martis Peak (3912031), Meadow Valley (3912181), Mineral (4012135), Mt. Fillmore (3912067), Mt. Harkness (4012143), Norden (3912033), Omo Ranch (3812055), Peddler Hill (3812053), Plaskett Meadows (3912267), Pyramid Peak (3812072), Reading Peak (4012144), Red Cinder (4012142), Robbs Peak (3812084), Sattley (3912054), Sierra City (3912056), Soapstone Hill (3912173), Storrie (3912183), Stover Mtn. (4012133), Swain Mountain (4012141), Tahoe City (3912022), Trinity Mtn. (4112314), Truckee (3912032), Viola (4012156), Webber Peak (3912044), Westwood East (4012038)
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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