CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record balsamorhiza_sericea - Sun, Dec. 5, 2021, 18:26 ET b
Balsamorhiza sericea
common namesilky balsamroot
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life formperennial herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 1B.3
LIST 1B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere.
     0.3: Not very endangered in California
state rank
S3      ranking system key
global rank
G4Q      ranking system key
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
MAPS - Use v8 link below.

Topographic quads (6):
Tangle Blue Lake (683B) 4112226, Mount Eddy (699C) 4112234, China Mountain (700A) 4112245, Scott Mountain (700C) 4112236, South China Mountain (700D) 4112235, Callahan (701D) 4112237
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Siskiyou (SIS), Trinity (TRI), Oregon (OR)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Lower montane coniferous forest (LCFrs)(serpentinite)
blooming period Apr-May(Jun),(Jul),   Months in parentheses are uncommon.
elevation range850 - 2130 meters
On watch list in OR. Perhaps not distinct from B. macrolepis var. platylepis. See Phytologia 50(5):357-359 (1982) for original description.
full nameBalsamorhiza sericea W.A. Weber
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Additional information:
standard acronym  BASE4 Element Code  PDAST110C0
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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