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Mertensia oblongifolia var. oblongifolia
Common Name: sagebrush bluebells
Family: Boraginaceae
Element Code: PDBOR0N0G2
Full Name: Mertensia oblongifolia (Nutt.) G. Don var. oblongifolia

Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: perennial herb
  • Blooming Period: Apr-Jul
  • Habitat: usually mesic.
    • Great Basin scrub
    • Lower montane coniferous forest
    • Meadows and seeps
    • Subalpine coniferous forest
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from CDFW
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 12
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    0 4 0 0 0 8
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    8 4
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
    12 0 0
Notes Glossary
  • Known in CA only from the Warner and Sweetwater mountains. Threatened by grazing. See Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 24:123 (1937) for taxonomic treatment.
  • 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: 1000 - 3000 meters
  • California Endemic: no
  • Other States: Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Lassen (LAS),  Modoc (MOD),  Sierra (SIE)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Independence Lake (555A) 3912043,  Jess Valley (674A) 4112023,  Payne Peak (708D) 4112053,  Mt. Bidwell (724B) 4112082,  Fort Bidwell (724C) 4112072,  Willow Ranch (725A) 4112083
  • 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 1967
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 http://www.rareplants.cnps.org [accessed ].

3912043=Independence Lake (555A) 3912043;4112023=Jess Valley (674A) 4112023;4112053=Payne Peak (708D) 4112053;4112082=Mt. Bidwell (724B) 4112082;4112072=Fort Bidwell (724C) 4112072;4112083=Willow Ranch (725A) 4112083