Polemonium chartaceum
Common Name: Mason's sky pilot
Family: Polemoniaceae
Element Code: PDPLM0E060
Full Name: Polemonium chartaceum Mason

2010 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: perennial herb
  • Blooming Period: June - August
  • Habitat: rocky, serpentinite, granitic, or volcanic.
    • Alpine boulder and rock field
    • Subalpine coniferous forest
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from DFG
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 Extirpated
Notes Glossary
  • On watch list in NV. Formerly included plants from the Klamath Ranges, which are now recognized as P. eddyense. Possibly related to both P. eximium and P. elegans. See A Manual of the Flowering Plants of California, p. 783 (1925) by W.L. Jepson for original description, and Madroño 60(3):243-248 (2013) for revised circumscription.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 1980-01-01
  • Last Update: 2014-02-21
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 3290 - 4270 meters
  • California Endemic: no
  • States: California, Nevada
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Inyo (INY),  Mono (MNO)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Juniper Mtn. (431B) 37118F2,  Mt. Barcroft (431C) 37118E2,  White Mtn. Peak (432A) 37118F3,  Chalfant Valley (432D) 37118E3,  Boundary Peak (450D) 37118G3,  Mt. Patterson (488A) 38119D3
  • 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.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 663
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
CNPS, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v8-02). California Native Plant Society, Sacramento, CA. Website http://www.rareplants.cnps.org [accessed ].

37118F2=Juniper Mtn. (431B) 37118F2;37118E2=Mt. Barcroft (431C) 37118E2;37118F3=White Mtn. Peak (432A) 37118F3;37118E3=Chalfant Valley (432D) 37118E3;37118G3=Boundary Peak (450D) 37118G3;38119D3=Mt. Patterson (488A) 38119D3