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COSEWIC assessment and status report on the contorted-pod evening-primrose (Camissonia contorta) in Canada

Assessment Summary

Assessment Summary – April 2006

Common name : Contorted-pod evening-primrose

Scientific name : Camissonia contorta

Status : Endangered

Reason for designation : An annual herb restricted to several dry, open and sandy coastal habitats of very small size. The small fragmented
populations are impacted by ongoing habitat loss, high recreational use and competition with several invasive exotic
plants.

Occurrence : British Columbia

Status history : Designated Endangered in April 2006. Assessment based on a new status report.