CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record arctomecon_merriamii - Wed, Dec. 1, 2021, 23:34 ET b
Arctomecon merriamii
common namewhite bear poppy
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Charles Webber © 1998 California Academy of Sciences  Follow image link for photo data.
life formperennial herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 2B.2
LIST 2B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California, but more common elsewhere.
     0.2: Fairly endangered in California
state rank
S3      ranking system key
global rank
G3     G3: 21-80 occurrences or 3,000-10,000 individuals OR 10,000-50,000 acres
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
MAPS - Use v8 link below.

Topographic quads (28):
Turquoise Mountain (227B) 3511548, North Of Baker (228A) 3511641, State Line Pass (248B) 3511564, Ivanpah Lake (248C) 3511554, Mesquite Lake (249A) 3511565, Clark Mountain (249D) 3511555, Resting Spring (275B) 3511682, Tecopa Pass (275D) 3511671, Stewart Valley (298B) 3611622, East Of Echo Canyon (323A) 3611645, Echo Canyon (323B) 3611646, Ryan (323C) 3611636, Wildrose Peak (325D) 3611731, Chloride City (346B) 3611668, Stovepipe Wells (347C) 3611752, Grotto Canyon (347D) 3611751, Ubehebe Peak (349A) 3611765, Daylight Pass (367C) 3611678, Wahguyhe Peak (368A) 3611781, Fall Canyon (368C) 3611772, Thimble Peak (368D) 3611771, Tin Mountain (369B) 3611784, White Top Mountain (369C) 3611774, Dry Mountain (370A) 3611785, Saline Peak (370B) 3611786, Teakettle Junction (370D) 3611775, Ubehebe Crater (389C) 3711714, Scottys Castle (389D) 3711713
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Inyo (INY), San Bernardino (SBD), Nevada (NV)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Chenopod scrub (ChScr)
•Mojavean desert scrub (MDScr)/rocky
blooming period (Mar),Apr-May   Months in parentheses are uncommon.
elevation range490 - 1800 meters
Historical occurrences need field surveys; new occurrences found recently. Threatened by mining and vehicles. On watch list in NV. See Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 7:65-80 (1892) for original description, Mentzelia 3:2-5 (1977) for species account, Rhodora 95:209-212 (1993) for taxonomic treatment, and Madroņo 44(2):151-169 (1997) for ecological information.
full nameArctomecon merriamii Cov.
Version 8    INVENTORY VERSION 8 interface for this taxon, including GIS and more links

Additional information:
standard acronym  ARME2 Element Code  PDPAP02030
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Wed, Dec. 1, 2021 from

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