CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record viola_purpurea_ssp._aurea - Sun, Dec. 5, 2021, 12:02 ET b
Viola purpurea ssp. aurea
common namegolden violet
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life formperennial 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
S2      ranking system key
global rank
G5T2      ranking system key
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Topographic quads (16):
Vail Lake (049B) 3311648, Boucher Hill (049C) 3311638, Cajon (133C) 3411734, Mojave (211C) 3511812, Mckittrick Summit (243D) 3511937, Banner Ridge (433A) 3711865, Whitmore Hot Springs (434A) 3711867, Lee Vining (453A) 3711981, Big Alkali (470B) 3811922, Lundy (470C) 3811912, Chris Flat (488B) 3811944, Fales Hot Springs (488C) 3811934, Mount Jackson (488D) 3811933, Pickel Meadow (489D) 3811935, Woodfords (522D) 3811977, Evans Canyon (570A) 3912061
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Alpine (ALP), Kern (KRN), Lassen (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), Mono (MNO), San Bernardino (SBD), San Diego (SDG), Sierra (SIE), Nevada (NV)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Great Basin scrub (GBScr)
•Pinyon and juniper woodland (PJWld)/sandy
blooming period Apr-Jun  
elevation range1000 - 2500 meters
Rarely collected. Probably more common in NV. Threatened by development, grazing, and vehicles. Possibly threatened by road maintenance and non-native plants. See Proceedings of the California Academy of Natural Sciences 2:185 (1862) for original description, and Madroņo 12(1):8-18 (1953) for taxonomic treatment.
full nameViola purpurea Kellogg ssp. aurea (Kellogg) J.C. Clausen
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Additional information:
standard acronym   Element Code  PDVIO04420
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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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