Species Details

Nemophila breviflora

Great Basin nemophila

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Scientific Name:
Nemophila breviflora Gray
Common Name:
Great Basin nemophila
Family: Hydrophyllaceae
Element Code: PDHYD0B020
USDA Plants Symbol: NEBR
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank:
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.3 to 2B.3 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 2001-01-01
Date Edited: 2022-04-05
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: May-Jul
1220 - 2410 meters
4005 - 7905 feet
General Habitat:
  • Great Basin scrub
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Upper montane coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Mesic

Possibly threatened by grazing, vehicles, and recreational activities.

Total Occurrences: 23
Element Occurrence Ranks:
5 3 1 0 0 14
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 15
Recent <=20 Years 8
Presumed Extant 23
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Colorado (CO), Idaho (ID), Montana (MT), Nevada (NV), Oregon (OR), Utah (UT), Washington (WA), Wyoming (WY)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Lassen (LAS), Modoc (MOD), Shasta (SHA)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Ambrose Valley (4112027), Boot Lake (4112012), Cedarville (4112052), Dana (4112115), Eagle Peak (4112032), Emerson Peak (4112022), Jess Valley (4112023), Knox Mountain (4112026), Lake Annie (4112081), Mt. Bidwell (4112082), Payne Peak (4112053), Shields Creek (4112043), Soup Creek (4112033), Surprise (4112054), 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
Original Description: Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 10:315 (1875)
Taxonomic Treatment: University of California Publications in Botany 19(10):353-355 (1941)
Species Account: Nemophila breviflora profile for potential Species of Conservation Concern evaluation (2019)