Species Details

Mertensia oblongifolia var. amoena

beautiful sagebrush bluebells

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Scientific Name:
Mertensia oblongifolia (Nutt.) G. Don var. amoena (A. Nels.) L. Williams
Common Name:
beautiful sagebrush bluebells
Family: Boraginaceae
Element Code: PDBOR0N0G1
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank:
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 2001-01-01
Date Edited: 2022-04-05
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Jul
1630 - 2315 meters
5350 - 7595 feet
General Habitat:
  • Great Basin scrub
  • Meadows and seeps
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Total Occurrences: 13
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 0 1 0 0 12
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 12
Recent <=20 Years 1
Presumed Extant 13
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Idaho (ID), Nevada (NV), Oregon (OR), Utah (UT), Washington (WA), Wyoming (WY)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Lassen (LAS), Modoc (MOD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Davis Creek (4112063), Eagle Peak (4112032), Jess Valley (4112023), Lake Annie (4112081), Lake City (4112062), Mt. Bidwell (4112082), Payne Peak (4112053), Shields Creek (4112043), Soup Creek (4112033), Sugar Hill (4112073), Warren Peak (4112042), Willow Ranch (4112083)
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.


Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads
Original Description: Botanical Gazette 30:195 (1900)
Revised Nomenclature: Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 24:130 (1937)
Species Account: Mertensia oblongifolia var. amoena profile for potential Species of Conservation Concern evaluation (2018)