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COSEWIC Assessment - Coastal Scouler's Catchfly

COSEWIC Assessment Summary

Assessment summary - May 2003

Common name
Coastal Scouler's catchfly

Scientific name
Silene scouleri ssp. grandis


Reason for designation
This is a species of highly restricted geographical occurrence in Canada with fewer than 350 plants comprising three remaining populations present on very small islands. Along with other historical population extirpations, a Vancouver Island population has recently been extirpated. These islands are located within an area of active shipping and recreational activities where invasive plants and human activities present ongoing risks.

British Columbia

Status history
Designated Endangered in May 2003. Assessment based on a new status report.