Species Details

Oreostemma elatum

tall alpine-aster

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Scientific Name:
Oreostemma elatum (Greene) Greene
Common Name:
tall alpine-aster
Family: Asteraceae
Element Code: PDASTEA020
USDA Plants Symbol: OREL4
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Jun-Aug
Elevation:
1005 - 2100 meters
3295 - 6890 feet
General Habitat:
  • Bogs and fens
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Upper montane coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Mesic
Notes:
Threatened by grazing and hydrological alteration. See Pittonia 3:147 (1896) for original description and 4:224 (1900) for revised nomenclature, and Phytologia 74(4):305-316 (1993) for taxonomic treatment.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 29
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
3 13 0 1 0 12
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 9
Recent <=20 Years 20
Presence:
Presumed Extant 29
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Butte (BUT), Lassen (LAS), Plumas (PLU), Sierra (SIE), Tehama (TEH)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Belden (4012113), Bucks Lake (3912182), Calpine (3912064), Canyondam (4012121), Clio (3912065), Crescent Mills (4012018), Gold Lake (3912066), Greenville (4012028), Haypress Valley (3912055), Jonesville (4012114), Meadow Valley (3912181), Moonlight Peak (4012027), Quincy (3912088), Reading Peak (4012144), Sattley (3912054), Taylorsville (4012017), Twain (4012111), Westwood West (4012131)
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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