Species Details

Eurybia merita

subalpine aster

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©2014 Richard Spellenberg
Scientific Name:
Eurybia merita (A. Nels.) Nesom
Common Name:
subalpine aster
Family: Asteraceae
Element Code: PDASTEB030
USDA Plants Symbol: EUME17
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G5
State Rank:
SH
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.3 to 2B.3 on 2013-06-12
added to 2.3 on 2006-09-14
Add Date: 2006-09-14
Date Edited: 2021-05-26
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period:
Elevation:
1300 - 2000 meters
4265 - 6560 feet
General Habitat:
  • Upper montane coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Known in California from only two historical occurrences in Siskiyou County. Collections old; need field surveys. Can be confused with Eurybia radulina. See Synoptical Flora of North America 1: 176 (1884) for original description (as Aster sibiricus) and SIDA 21(1): 459-461 (2004) for information on the first record in California.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 1
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 0 1
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 1
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presence:
Presumed Extant 1
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Idaho (ID), Oregon (OR), Utah (UT), Washington (WA), Wyoming (WY)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Placer (PLA), Siskiyou (SIS), Trinity (TRI)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
China Mtn. (4112245), City of Mount Shasta (4112233), Hotlum (4112243), Mount Eddy (4112234), South China Mtn. (4112235), Tahoe City (3912022), Weed (4112244)
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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