CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record downingia_laeta - Mon, Dec. 6, 2021, 21:36 ET b
Downingia laeta
common nameGreat Basin downingia
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life formannual 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
G5     G5: demonstrably secure to ineradicable
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
MAPS - Use v8 link below.

Topographic quads (16):
Milford (603A) 4012023, Little Mud Flat (620B) 4012042, Shaffer Mountain (621A) 4012043, Wendel Hot Springs (621D) 4012033, West Of Snowstorm Mountain (639B) 4012064, Petes Valley (639C) 4012054, Karlo (639D) 4012053, Observation Peak (656C) 4012072, Ravendale (657D) 4012073, Said Valley (659A) 4012087, Sheepshead (659D) 4012077, Holbrook Canyon (675D) 4112015, Big Swamp (677A) 4112121, Lookout (677B) 4112122, Bieber (677C) 4112112, Alturas (692A) 4112045
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Lassen (LAS), Modoc (MOD), Idaho (ID), Montana (MT), Nevada (NV), Oregon (OR), Utah (UT), Wyoming (WY)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Great Basin scrub (GBScr)(mesic)
•Meadows and seeps (Medws)
•Marshes and swamps (MshSw)(assorted shallow freshwater)
•Pinyon and juniper woodland (PJWld)(mesic)
•Vernal pools (VnPls)
blooming period May-Jul  
elevation range1220 - 2200 meters
Known in CA from fewer than 20 occurrences. On watch list in OR. See Erythea 1:238 (1893) for original description, and Leaflets of Botanical Observation and Criticism 2:45 (1910) for revised nomenclature.
full nameDowningia laeta (Greene) Greene
Version 8    INVENTORY VERSION 8 interface for this taxon, including GIS and more links

Additional information:
standard acronym  DOLA2 Element Code  PDCAM06080
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
Jepson Online Jepson Interchange  Jepson Manual and other resources
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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 Mon, Dec. 6, 2021 from

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