Species Details

Balsamorhiza macrolepis

big-scale balsamroot

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Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Mar-Jun
Elevation:
45 - 1555 meters
150 - 5100 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chaparral
  • Cismontane woodland
  • Valley and foothill grassland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Serpentinite (sometimes)
Notes:
Threatened by grazing. Potentially threatened by residential or recreational development. Possibly threatened by energy development and non-native plants. See Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 22:132 (1935) for original description.
Threats:
Threatened by grazing. Potentially threatened by residential or recreational development. Possibly threatened by renewable energy development.
Taxonomy:
Other:
References:
See Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 22:132 (1935) for original description.
Total Occurrences: 51
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
8 10 2 0 2 29
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 23
Recent <=20 Years 28
Presence:
Presumed Extant 49
Possibly Extirpated 1
Presumed Extirpated 1
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Alameda (ALA), Amador (AMA), Butte (BUT), Colusa (COL), El Dorado (ELD), Lake (LAK), Mariposa (MPA), Napa (NAP), Placer (PLA), Santa Clara (SCL), Shasta (SHA), Solano (SOL), Sonoma (SON), Tehama (TEH), Tuolumne (TUO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Ackerson Mtn. (3711977), Altamont (3712166)*, Amador City (3812047), Ascension Mtn. (3711978), Bartlett Springs (3912226), Bear Valley (3712051), Brush Creek (3912163), Chico (3912167), Cordelia (3812222), Coulterville (3712062), El Portal (3711967), Gilroy (3712115), Hayward (3712261), Hornitos (3712052), Hough Springs (3912225), Jackson (3812037), Jawbone Ridge (3712071), Jericho Valley (3812274), Knoxville (3812273), Leesville (3912224), Lincoln (3812183), Mariposa (3711948), Mitchell Gulch (4012234), Mt. Sizer (3712125), Palo Cedro (4012252), Pilot Hill (3812171), Riley Ridge (3912286), Roseville (3812173), Rosewood (4012235), San Jose East (3712137), Santa Rosa (3812246), Shippee (3912156), Sonoma (3812234), Sonora (3712084), Standard (3712083), Stumpfield Mtn. (3711947), Wilbur Springs (3912214)
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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