CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record poliomintha_incana - Thu, Dec. 2, 2021, 10:53 ET b
Poliomintha incana
common namefrosted mint
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life form shrub
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 2A
LIST 2A: Presumed extinct in California, but extant elsewhere.
state rank
SH     SH: presumed extinct in California
global rank
G5     G5: demonstrably secure to ineradicable
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Topographic quads (1):
Big Bear City (131D)* 3411637
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
San Bernardino (SBD)*, Arizona (AZ), Colorado (CO), New Mexico (NM), Texas (TX), Utah (UT)
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)(mesic)
blooming period Jun-Jul  
elevation range1600 - 1700 meters
Known in CA from only a single historical collection (in 1938) at Cushenbury Springs. Possibly extirpated by mining activities. See Botany of the U.S. and Mexican Boundary Survey, 2(1):130 (1858) by W. Emory for original description, and Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 7:247-296 (1870) for taxonomic treatment.
full namePoliomintha incana (Torr.) Gray
Version 8    INVENTORY VERSION 8 interface for this taxon, including GIS and more links

Additional information:
standard acronym  POIN3 Element Code  PDLAM1L020
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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 Thu, Dec. 2, 2021 from

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