Species Details

Galium californicum ssp. sierrae

El Dorado bedstraw

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Photo of Galium californicum ssp. sierrae
© 2019 John Doyen
Photo of Galium californicum ssp. sierrae
© 2019 John Doyen
Photo of Galium californicum ssp. sierrae
© 2021 Barry Rice
Scientific Name:
Galium californicum H. & A. ssp. sierrae Dempster & Steb.
Common Name:
El Dorado bedstraw
Family: Rubiaceae
Element Code: PDRUB0N0E7
USDA Plants Symbol: GACAS
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2
Fed List: FE (1996-10-18)
State List: CR (1979-11-01)
Global Rank: G5T1
State Rank:
S1
Other Status: SB_CalBG/RSABG; SB_UCBG
CRPR Changes:
Add Date: 1974-01-01
Date Edited: 2022-01-05
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: May-Jun
Elevation:
100 - 585 meters
330 - 1920 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chaparral
  • Cismontane woodland
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Gabbroic
Notes:
Threatened by development, vehicles, and recreational activities. See University of California Publications in Botany 46:30 (1968) for original description, and Flora of California 4(2):39-40 (1979) by L. Dempster for taxonomic treatment.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 17
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
4 8 0 1 0 4
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 4
Recent <=20 Years 13
Presence:
Presumed Extant 17
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
El Dorado (ELD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Clarksville (3812161), Pilot Hill (3812171), Shingle Springs (3812068)
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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