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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Streambank Lupine (Lupinus rivularis) in Canada

Assessment Summary


Assessment Summary – November 2002

Common name : Streambank Lupine

Scientific name : Lupinus rivularis

Status : Endangered

Reason for designation : A highly restricted species with very few populations extant and extremely low numbers of plants remaining.  Populations are all close to industrial and other development and at risk from impacts such as habitat loss, herbicide spraying, predation by exotic slugs and subject to genetic swamping through hybridization with a non-native lupine species.

Occurrence : British Columbia

Status history : Designated Endangered in November 2002.  Assessment based on a new status report.