Species Details

Epilobium howellii

subalpine fireweed

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Scientific Name:
Epilobium howellii Hoch
Common Name:
subalpine fireweed
Family: Onagraceae
Element Code: PDONA06180
USDA Plants Symbol: EPHO3
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 4.3
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G4
State Rank:
S4
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 1B.3 to 4.3 on 2009-09-28
Add Date: 1994-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-12-09
Lifeform: perennial stoloniferous herb
Blooming Period: Jul-Aug
Elevation:
2000 - 3120 meters
6560 - 10235 feet
General Habitat:
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Subalpine coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Mesic
Notes:
Threatened by grazing, logging, vehicles and road/trail maintenance. See Phytologia 73(6):460-462 (1992) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 99
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
15 43 27 1 0 13
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 2
Recent <=20 Years 97
Presence:
Presumed Extant 99
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Alpine (ALP), El Dorado (ELD), Fresno (FRE), Madera (MAD), Mono (MNO), Nevada (NEV), Sierra (SIE), Tuolumne (TUO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Bloody Mtn. (3711858), Calpine (3912064), Caples Lake (3812061), Carson Pass (3811968), Clio (3912065), Crystal Crag (3711951), Dinkey Creek (3711912), Ebbetts Pass (3811957), Freel Peak (3811978), Haypress Valley (3912055), Huntington Lake (3711922), Independence Lake (3912043), Kaiser Peak (3711932), Little Shuteye Peak (3711944), Mammoth Mtn. (3711961), Mt. Abbot (3711847), Mt. Givens (3711931), Musick Mtn. (3711923), Nelson Mtn. (3711911), Patterson Mtn. (3611981), Pinecrest (3811928), Sattley (3912054), Shuteye Peak (3711934), Sing Peak (3711954), South Lake Tahoe (3811988), Spicer Meadows Res. (3811948), Squaw Dome (3711943), Timber Knob (3711953), Vogelsang Peak (3711973), Webber Peak (3912044)
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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