Species Details

Lomatium ravenii var. ravenii

Raven's lomatium

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Scientific Name:
Lomatium ravenii Math. & Const. var. ravenii
Common Name:
Raven's lomatium
Family: Apiaceae
Element Code: PDAPI1B1L2
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G4T2
State Rank:
Other Status: BLM_S
CRPR Changes:
added to 1B.3 on 2018-02-07
Add Date: 2018-02-07
Date Edited: 2021-06-03
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Jun
1615 - 1775 meters
5300 - 5825 feet
General Habitat:
  • Great Basin scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Adobe
  • Alkaline
  • Clay
  • Loam

Previously included at the species level as L. ravenii. Possibly threatened by grazing and pipeline construction. Distinguished from var. paiutense in having linear to linear-oblong ultimate leaf segments, leaves that are generally more than three and a half times longer than wide, moderately hirtellous to glabrous, with generally persistent leaf bases, and known only from the vicinity of Ravendale, CA. See Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 86(6):379 (1959) for original description, and Aliso 29(2):105-114 (2011) for taxonomic treatment.

Total Occurrences: 14
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 0 0 1 0 13
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 12
Recent <=20 Years 2
Presumed Extant 14
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Lassen (LAS)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Hole In The Ground (4011978), Mixie Flat (4011968), Al Shinn Canyon (4012061), Anderson Mtn. (4012085), Buckhorn Canyon (4012071), Juniper Ridge (4012083), Karlo (4012053), McDonald Peak (4012084), Ravendale (4012073), Shaffer Mtn. (4012043), Termo (4012074)
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.


Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads