CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record poa_sierrae - Fri, Nov. 26, 2021 21:49 ET c
Poa sierrae
common nameSierra blue grass
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life form rhizomatous 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
G3     G3: 21-80 occurrences or 3,000-10,000 individuals OR 10,000-50,000 acres
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
MAPS - Use v8 link below.

Topographic quads (22):
Robbs Peak (524B) 3812084, Devil Peak (525A) 3812085, Tunnel Hill (525B) 3812086, Duncan Peak (540A) 3912025, Westville (540B) 3912026, Michigan Bluff (540C) 3912016, Greek Store (540D) 3912015, Dutch Flat (541A) 3912027, Chicago Park (541B) 3912028, Colfax (541C) 3912018, Blue Canyon (556C) 3912036, Washington (557D) 3912037, Cascade (574B) 3912162, Brush Creek (575A) 3912163, Berry Creek (575B) 3912164, Forbestown (575D) 3912153, Dogwood Peak (590D) 3912171, Storrie (591A) 3912183, Pulga (591C) 3912174, Soapstone Hill (591D) 3912173, Montgomery Creek (663C) 4012178, Devils Rock (664D) 4012271
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Butte (BUT), El Dorado (ELD), Madera (MAD), Nevada (NEV), Placer (PLA), Plumas (PLU), Shasta (SHA)
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)/Openings
blooming period Apr-Jul  
elevation range365 - 1500 meters
Possibly threatened by road maintenance. See The Wasmann Journal of Biology 37:1&2 (1979) for original description.
full namePoa sierrae J.T. Howell
Version 8    INVENTORY VERSION 8 interface for this taxon, including GIS and more links

Additional information:
standard acronym  POSI6 Element Code  PMPOA4Z310
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 Fri, Nov. 26, 2021 from

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