Species Details

Almutaster pauciflorus

alkali marsh aster

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© 2014 Richard Spellenberg
Scientific Name:
Almutaster pauciflorus (Nutt.) Á. Löve & D. Löve
Common Name:
alkali marsh aster
Family: Asteraceae
Element Code: PDASTEL010
USDA Plants Symbol: ALPA14
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Jun-Oct
Elevation:
240 - 800 meters
785 - 2625 feet
General Habitat:
  • Meadows and seeps
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Alkaline
Notes:
Potentially threatened by development, habitat alteration, and habitat loss. Possibly threatened by hydrological alterations. See The Genera of North American Plants 2:154 (1818) for original description, and Taxon 31(2):356 (1982) for revised nomenclature.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 7
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 1 6
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 5
Recent <=20 Years 2
Presence:
Presumed Extant 6
Possibly Extirpated 1
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Colorado (CO), Montana (MT), Nevada (NV), New Mexico (NM), North Dakota (ND), South Dakota (SD), Utah (UT), Wyoming (WY)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Inyo (INY), Kern (KRN), Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Lake Isabella North (3511864), Lake Isabella South (3511854), Murrieta (3311752), Old Ibex Pass (3511664), Palm Springs (3311675), Palm View Peak (3311665), Pechanga (3311741), Resting Spring (3511682), Shoshone (3511683), Soda Lake North (3511621), Temecula (3311742)
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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