CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record balsamorhiza_macrolepis - Sun, Dec. 5, 2021, 06:32 ET b
Balsamorhiza macrolepis
common namebig-scale balsamroot
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life formperennial herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 1B.2
LIST 1B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere.
     0.2: Fairly endangered in California
state rank
S2      ranking system key
global rank
G2     G2: 6-20 occurrences OR 1,000-3,000 individuals OR 2,000-10,000 acres
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Topographic quads (40):
Mount Sizer (406A) 3712125, Gilroy (406D) 3712115, Mariposa (419B) 3711948, San Jose East (427D) 3712137, El Capitan (437B) 3711966, El Portal (438A) 3711967, Buckingham Mountain (438D) 3711957, Coulterville (439B) 3712062, Hornitos (439C) 3712052, Bear Valley (439D) 3712051, Altamont (445B)* 3712166, Livermore (446A) 3712167, Hayward (447A) 3712261, Ascension Mountain (456C) 3711978, Ackerson Mountain (456D) 3711977, Jawbone Ridge (457D) 3712071, Sonora (458B) 3712084, Oakland East (465C) 3712272, Cordelia (482B) 3812222, Amador City (494A) 3812047, Jackson (494D) 3812037, Mount George (499C) 3812232, Sonoma (500C) 3812234, Santa Rosa (501B) 3812246, Pilot Hill (527D) 3812171, Lincoln (528A) 3812183, Roseville (528D) 3812173, Jericho Valley (532C) 3812274, Leesville (547B) 3912224, Wilbur Springs (547C) 3912214, Hough Springs (548A) 3912225, Bartlett Springs (548B) 3912226, Brush Creek (575A) 3912163, Shippee (576C) 3912156, Chico (577A) 3912167, Riley Ridge (596B) 3912286, Mitchell Gulch (629C) 4012234, Ono 15' SE (630D) 4012235, Palo Cedro (646C) 4012252, Jess Valley (674A) 4112023
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Counties, states, regions:
Alameda (ALA), Amador (AMA), Butte (BUT), Colusa (COL), El Dorado (ELD), Lake (LAK), Mariposa (MPA), Napa (NAP), Placer (PLA), Santa Clara (SCL), Shasta (SHA), Solano (SOL), Sonoma (SON), Tehama (TEH), Tuolumne (TUO)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Chaparral (Chprl)
•Cismontane woodland (CmWld)
•Valley and foothill grassland (VFGrs)/sometimes serpentinite
blooming period Mar-Jun  
elevation range45 - 1555 meters
Threatened by grazing. Potentially threatened by residential or recreational development. Possibly threatened by energy development and non-native plants. See Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 22:132 (1935) for original description.
full nameBalsamorhiza macrolepis W.M. Sharp
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Additional information:
standard acronym  BAMA3 Element Code  PDAST11061
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 Sun, Dec. 5, 2021 from

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