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COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Dense Spike-primrose (Epilobium densiflorum) in Canada

COSEWIC Assessment Summary

Assessment Summary – May 2005

Common name : Dense spike-primrose

Scientific name : Epilobium densiflorum

Status : Endangered

Reason for designation : An annual herb of a restricted habitat type within the Garry Oak Ecosystem that has undergone significant declines in number of populations and is subject to continued habitat reduction due to development and the spread of exotic weeds. The four extant populations are fragmented, small, and have little chance of being repopulated from adjacent sites in Washington State should they become extirpated.

Occurrence : British Columbia

Status history : Designated Endangered in May 2005. Assessment based on a new status report.