Downingia laeta
Common Name: Great Basin downingia
Family: Campanulaceae
Element Code: PDCAM06080
Full Name: Downingia laeta (Greene) Greene

2010 James M. Andre
Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: annual herb
  • Blooming Period: May-Jul
  • Habitat:  
    • Great Basin scrub (mesic)
    • Meadows and seeps
    • Marshes and swamps (assorted shallow freshwater)
    • Pinyon and juniper woodland (mesic)
    • Vernal pools
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from CDFW
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 17
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    1 3 0 0 0 13
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    11 6
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
    17 0 0
Notes Glossary
  • 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.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 2001-01-01
  • Last Update: 2013-06-12
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 1220 - 2200 meters
  • California Endemic: no
  • Other States: Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Lassen (LAS),  Modoc (MOD)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Milford (603A) 4012023,  Little Mud Flat (620B) 4012042,  Shaffer Mtn. (621A) 4012043,  Wendel Hot Springs (621D) 4012033,  West of Snowstorm Mtn. (639B) 4012064,  Petes Valley (639C) 4012054,  Karlo (639D) 4012053,  Observation Peak (656C) 4012072,  Ravendale (657D) 4012073,  Said Valley (659A) 4012087,  Sheepshead (659D) 4012077,  Holbrook Canyon (675D) 4112015,  Big Swamp (677A) 4112121,  Lookout (677B) 4112122,  Bieber (677C) 4112112,  Alturas (692A) 4112045
  • 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.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 1894
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 ].

4012023=Milford (603A) 4012023;4012042=Little Mud Flat (620B) 4012042;4012043=Shaffer Mtn. (621A) 4012043;4012033=Wendel Hot Springs (621D) 4012033;4012064=West of Snowstorm Mtn. (639B) 4012064;4012054=Petes Valley (639C) 4012054;4012053=Karlo (639D) 4012053;4012072=Observation Peak (656C) 4012072;4012073=Ravendale (657D) 4012073;4012087=Said Valley (659A) 4012087;4012077=Sheepshead (659D) 4012077;4112015=Holbrook Canyon (675D) 4112015;4112121=Big Swamp (677A) 4112121;4112122=Lookout (677B) 4112122;4112112=Bieber (677C) 4112112;4112045=Alturas (692A) 4112045