The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
Red Butte Garden and Arboretum
The conservation of Potentilla basaltica is fully sponsored.
Rita Dodge contributed to this Plant Profile.
Potentilla basaltica is native to California and Nevada. It is known from only four occurrences, two in California and two in Nevada. It is listed as a Federal Candidate and the Nevada Native Plant Society lists it as threatened. The stems of the plant become purple with age, the leaves form a basal rosette, and the flowers are bright yellow.
Distribution & Occurrence
At Soldier Meadow in Nevada, Potentilla basaltica occurs in or near alkali meadows, seeps, and marsh habitats bordering perennial thermal springs, outflows, and meadow depressions (Knight, 1990). In northeastern California, P. basaltica is known from public land administered by the BLM in Ash Valley near Ash Creek (California Natural Diversity Data Base (CNDDB), 2002) and adjacent private land (Service, 1997).
Lassen County, California
|85,000 individuals in Nevada and at least 1,000 in California|
Conservation, Ecology & Research
Ex-situ seed conservation
Propagation protocol development
Propogation protocol development