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Mecca Aster (Xylorhiza cognata)

  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 132457
  • Lifeform: Subshrub, Shrub
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is Mecca Aster (Xylorhiza cognata) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Mecca Aster can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Mecca Aster (Xylorhiza cognata)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 1 accessions of Xylorhiza cognata in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 11502 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden has collected 1 seed accessions of Xylorhiza cognata from 1 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 40 maternal plants

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Taxon Xylorhiza cognata
Authority (H.M. Hall) T.J. Watson
Family Asteraceae
CPC Number 4429
ITIS 38696
Duration Perennial
Common Names Mecca Aster | Mecca woodyaster
Associated Scientific Names Xylorhiza cognata | Aster cognatus | Machaeranthera cognata | Xylorhiza standleyi | Aster standleyi
State Rank
State State Rank
California S2
Ecological Relationships


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