Species Details

Frasera albicaulis var. modocensis

Modoc green-gentian

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Photo of Frasera albicaulis var. modocensis
©2009 Keir Morse
Photo of Frasera albicaulis var. modocensis
©2020 Sierra Pacific Industries
Photo of Frasera albicaulis var. modocensis
©2020 Sierra Pacific Industries
Scientific Name:
Frasera albicaulis Griseb. var. modocensis (H. St. John) N. H. Holmgren
Common Name:
Modoc green-gentian
Family: Gentianaceae
Element Code: PDGEN05018
USDA Plants Symbol: FRALM
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G5T3T4
State Rank:
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
added to 2B.3 on 2018-12-10
Add Date: 2018-12-10
Date Edited: 2021-06-03
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: May-Jul
900 - 1750 meters
2955 - 5740 feet
General Habitat:
  • Great Basin grassland
  • Upper montane coniferous forest (sometimes)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Openings

See The American Midland Naturalist 26(1): 18-19 (1941) for original description, and Intermountain Flora 4: 573 (1984) for revised nomenclature.

Total Occurrences: 21
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 0 0 0 0 21
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 11
Recent <=20 Years 10
Presumed Extant 21
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Nevada (NV), Oregon (OR)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Lassen (LAS), Modoc (MOD), Shasta (SHA), Siskiyou (SIS), Trinity (TRI)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Ash Valley (4112016), Big Swamp (4112121), Boles Meadows East (4112067), Bullard Lake (4012078), Caldwell Butte (4112164), Callahan (4112237), Cassel (4012185), China Mtn. (4112245), Davis Creek (4112063), Dixie Peak (4012181), Fort Bidwell (4112072), Gazelle Mtn. (4112246), Hager Basin (4112077), Hollenbeck (4112143), Hotlum (4112243), Lake Annie (4112081), Lane Reservoir (4112017), Larkspur Hills (4112071), Lauer Reservoir (4112064), Likely (4112025), Madeline (4112014), McConaughy Gulch (4112247), McGinty Point (4112074), Penoyar (4112261), Perez (4112163), Poison Lake (4012162), Pothole Valley (4112078), Schonchin Butte (4112165), Scott Mountain (4112236), Sheepshead (4012077), South China Mtn. (4112235), Straylor Lake (4012171), Sugar Hill (4112073), Swains Hole (4012163), Tule Mountain (4112024), Whittemore Ridge (4112066), Willow Ranch (4112083)
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