Species Details

Downingia laeta

Great Basin downingia

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Scientific Name:
Downingia laeta (Greene) Greene
Common Name:
Great Basin downingia
Family: Campanulaceae
Element Code: PDCAM06080
USDA Plants Symbol: DOLA2
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G5
State Rank:
S3
Other Status: IUCN_LC
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 2001-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-07-14
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: May-Jul
Elevation:
1220 - 2200 meters
4005 - 7220 feet
General Habitat:
  • Great Basin scrub (mesic)
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Marshes and swamps (shallow freshwater)
  • Pinyon and juniper woodland (mesic)
  • Vernal pools
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Known in CA from fewer than 20 occurrences. On watch list in OR. See Erythea 1:238 (1893) for original description, and Leaflets of Botanical Observation and Criticism 2:45 (1910) for revised nomenclature.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 19
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
1 3 1 0 0 14
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 14
Recent <=20 Years 5
Presence:
Presumed Extant 19
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Idaho (ID), Montana (MT), Nevada (NV), Oregon (OR), Utah (UT), Wyoming (WY)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Lassen (LAS), Modoc (MOD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Alturas (4112045), Bieber (4112112), Big Swamp (4112121), Holbrook Canyon (4112015), Karlo (4012053), Litchfield (4012044), Little Mud Flat (4012042), Lookout (4112122), Milford (4012023), Observation Peak (4012072), Petes Valley (4012054), Ravendale (4012073), Said Valley (4012087), Shaffer Mtn. (4012043), Sheepshead (4012077), Stony Ridge (4012024), Wendel Hot Springs (4012033), West of Snowstorm Mtn. (4012064)
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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