Pseudostellaria sierrae
Common Name: Sierra starwort
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Element Code: PDCAR13020
Full Name: Pseudostellaria sierrae Rabeler & R.L. Hartman

2008 Sierra Pacific Industries
Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
  • Blooming Period: May-Aug
  • Habitat:  
    • Chaparral
    • Cismontane woodland
    • Lower montane coniferous forest
    • Upper montane coniferous forest
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from CDFW
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences:
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Notes Glossary
  • Potentially threatened by logging. Possibly threatened by vehicles. Not in The Jepson Manual (1993). See Novon 12:82-86 (2002) for original description.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 2004-01-01
  • Last Update: 2015-03-30
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 1225 - 2194 meters
  • California Endemic: yes
  • Other States:
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    El Dorado (ELD),  Mariposa (MPA),  Nevada (NEV),  Placer (PLA),  Plumas (PLU),  Tuolumne (TUO)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    El Portal (438A) 3711967,  Tamarack Flat (455C) 3711976,  Ackerson Mtn. (456D) 3711977,  Riverton (524C) 3812074,  Duncan Peak (540A) 3912025,  Westville (540B) 3912026,  Greek Store (540D) 3912015,  Truckee (554C) 3912032,  English Mtn. (556A) 3912045,  Graniteville (556B) 3912046,  Blue Canyon (556C) 3912036,  Sierra City (572C) 3912056,  Grizzly Valley (588A) 3912085,  Mt. Ingalls (588B) 3912086,  Spring Garden (589A) 3912087,  Quincy (589B) 3912088,  Onion Valley (589C) 3912078,  Genesee Valley (604C) 4012016,  Crescent Mills (605C) 4012018,  Taylorsville (605D) 4012017
  • Notes:
      Definitions of codes preceding a county and/or quad:
      * Presumed extirpated
      ? Uncertain about distribution or identity
      ?* Uncertain about distribution, but presumed extirpated if once present
      (?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
      Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. This data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.
Quad data is not available for all List 3 and 4 plants. For those that do contain this data, it has not been quality controlled and is potentially incomplete, inaccurate, and/or out of date. Please use caution when referencing this information. We are currently working hard to maintain this data and hope to provide accurate and up to date information in the near future.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 17
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
California Native Plant Society, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants of California (online edition, v8-03). Website [accessed ].

3711967=El Portal (438A) 3711967;3711976=Tamarack Flat (455C) 3711976;3711977=Ackerson Mtn. (456D) 3711977;3812074=Riverton (524C) 3812074;3912025=Duncan Peak (540A) 3912025;3912026=Westville (540B) 3912026;3912015=Greek Store (540D) 3912015;3912032=Truckee (554C) 3912032;3912045=English Mtn. (556A) 3912045;3912046=Graniteville (556B) 3912046;3912036=Blue Canyon (556C) 3912036;3912056=Sierra City (572C) 3912056;3912085=Grizzly Valley (588A) 3912085;3912086=Mt. Ingalls (588B) 3912086;3912087=Spring Garden (589A) 3912087;3912088=Quincy (589B) 3912088;3912078=Onion Valley (589C) 3912078;4012016=Genesee Valley (604C) 4012016;4012018=Crescent Mills (605C) 4012018;4012017=Taylorsville (605D) 4012017