Species Details

Draba aureola

golden alpine draba

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Scientific Name:
Draba aureola Wats.
Common Name:
golden alpine draba
Family: Brassicaceae
Element Code: PDBRA110F0
USDA Plants Symbol: DRAU2
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Jul-Aug
2000 - 3355 meters
6560 - 11010 feet
General Habitat:
  • Alpine boulder and rock field
  • Subalpine coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Serpentinite (sometimes)
  • Volcanic (sometimes)
Total Occurrences: 7
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 2 0 0 0 5
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 4
Recent <=20 Years 3
Presumed Extant 7
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)
Shasta (SHA), Siskiyou (SIS), Trinity (TRI)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Lassen Peak (4012145), Mount Eddy (4112234), Reading Peak (4012144), South China Mtn. (4112235)
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