Species Details

Viola purpurea ssp. aurea

golden violet

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Scientific Name:
Viola purpurea Kellogg ssp. aurea (Kellogg) J.C. Clausen
Common Name:
golden violet
Family: Violaceae
Element Code: PDVIO04420
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G5T2
State Rank:
S2
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 1994-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-05-26
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Jun
Elevation:
1000 - 2500 meters
3280 - 8205 feet
General Habitat:
  • Great Basin scrub
  • Pinyon and juniper woodland
General Micro Habitat: sandy
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Rarely collected. Probably more common in NV. Threatened by development, grazing, and vehicles. Possibly threatened by road maintenance and non-native plants. See Proceedings of the California Academy of Natural Sciences 2:185 (1862) for original description, and MadroƱo 12(1):8-18 (1953) for taxonomic treatment.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
References:
Total Occurrences: 29
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
3 4 2 0 0 20
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 10
Recent <=20 Years 19
Presence:
Presumed Extant 29
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Nevada (NV)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Alpine (ALP), Lassen (LAS), Mono (MNO), Sierra (SIE)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Banner Ridge (3711865), Big Alkali (3811922), Bodie (3811921), Carson Pass (3811968), Chris Flat (3811944), Evans Canyon (3912061), Fales Hot Springs (3811934), June Lake (3711971), Lee Vining (3711981), Lundy (3811912), Mt. Jackson (3811933), Old Mammoth (3711868), Pickel Meadow (3811935), Twin Lakes (3811923), Whitmore Hot Springs (3711867), Woodfords (3811977)
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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