Species Details

Coptis laciniata

Oregon goldthread

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Photo of Coptis laciniata
©2012 Kjirsten Wayman
Scientific Name:
Coptis laciniata A. Gray
Common Name:
Oregon goldthread
Family: Ranunculaceae
Element Code: PDRAN0A020
USDA Plants Symbol: COLA3
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 4.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G4?
State Rank:
S3?
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2B.2 to 4.2 on 2014-09-24
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
added to 2.2 on 2006-10-16
Add Date: 2006-10-16
Date Edited: 2021-11-05
Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
Blooming Period: (Feb)Mar-May(Sep-Nov)
Elevation:
0 - 1000 meters
0 - 3280 feet
General Habitat:
  • Meadows and seeps
  • North Coast coniferous forest (streambanks)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Mesic
Notes:
Previously CRPR 2B.2; more common than originally known. Potentially threatened by erosion and timber harvest activities. See The Botanical Gazette 12:297 (1887) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 122
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
17 53 20 5 0 27
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 13
Recent <=20 Years 109
Presence:
Presumed Extant 122
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Oregon (OR), Washington (WA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Del Norte (DNT), Humboldt (HUM), Mendocino (MEN)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Albion (3912327), Bald Hills (4112328), Blake Mountain (4012355), Blue Creek Mtn. (4112347), Blue Lake (4012388), Board Camp Mtn. (4012366), Briceland (4012318), Broken Rib Mtn. (4112386), Cahto Peak (3912365), Cant Hook Mtn. (4112368), Cold Spring (3912315), Comptche (3912335), Dinsmore (4012345), Dutchmans Knoll (3912356), Elk (3912326), Eureka Hill (3812385), Fish Lake (4112336), French Camp Ridge (4112327), Gasquet (4112378), Hales Grove (3912377), Hiouchi (4112471), Holter Ridge (4112338), Hoopa (4112316), Iaqua Buttes (4012368), Inglenook (3912357), Johnsons (4112337), Korbel (4012378), Larabee Valley (4012346), Leggett (3912376), Lincoln Ridge (3912366), Lord-ellis Summit (4012387), Mad River Buttes (4012367), Maple Creek (4012377), Mathison Peak (3912336), Mendocino (3912337), Navarro (3912325), Northspur (3912345), Noyo Hill (3912346), Owl Creek (4012358), Panther Creek (4112318), Point Arena (3812386), Sherwood Peak (3912355), Showers Mtn. (4012356), Weitchpec (4112326), Willow Creek (4012386)
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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