Species Details

Mertensia oblongifolia var. oblongifolia

sagebrush bluebells

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Scientific Name:
Mertensia oblongifolia (Nutt.) G. Don var. oblongifolia
Common Name:
sagebrush bluebells
Family: Boraginaceae
Element Code: PDBOR0N0G2
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank:
S3
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 2001-01-01
Date Edited: 2022-03-01
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Jul
Elevation:
1000 - 3000 meters
3280 - 9845 feet
General Habitat:
  • Great Basin scrub
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Subalpine coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Mesic (usually)
Notes:
Known in CA only from the Warner and Sweetwater mountains. Threatened by grazing. See Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 24:123 (1937) for taxonomic treatment.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 12
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 4 0 0 0 8
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 8
Recent <=20 Years 4
Presence:
Presumed Extant 12
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), Sierra (SIE)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Fort Bidwell (4112072), Independence Lake (3912043), Jess Valley (4112023), Mt. Bidwell (4112082), Payne Peak (4112053), Surprise (4112054), Willow Ranch (4112083)
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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