Species Details

Downingia willamettensis

Cascade downingia

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Scientific Name:
Downingia willamettensis M. Peck
Common Name:
Cascade downingia
Family: Campanulaceae
Element Code: PDCAM060E0
USDA Plants Symbol: DOWI
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Jun-Jul(Sep)
Elevation:
15 - 1110 meters
50 - 3640 feet
General Habitat:
  • Cismontane woodland (lake margins)
  • Valley and foothill grassland (lake margins)
  • Vernal pools
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:

May be morphologically indistinguishable from D. pulcherrima and D. yina, but distinct based on geography, cytology, and DNA. Previously assigned to D. yina, which does not occur in CA; plants previously considered D. yina in CA are either D. pulcherrima or D. willamettensis. See Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 47(34): 187-188 (1934) for original description, and MadroƱo 57(1): 20-41 (2010) for taxonomic treatment.

Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 8
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 0 8
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 7
Recent <=20 Years 1
Presence:
Presumed Extant 8
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), Lake (LAK), Mendocino (MEN)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Fortuna (4012452), Hiouchi (4112471), Hydesville (4012451), Jamison Ridge (3912362), Potato Hill (3912237), Whispering Pines (3812276)
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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