Calflora
Taxon  Report   8826    
Oreostemma elatum  (Greene) Greene
Plumas alpine aster
Oreostemma elatum
© 2006 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Oreostemma elatum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Oreostemma elatum
© 2006 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Oreostemma
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Aster elatus
PLANTS: Oreastrum elatum
More information about  Oreostemma elatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (OREL4)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 20, 2018).

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