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

Existing Protection or Other Status Designations

Epilobium densiflorum is not covered under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), the Endangered Species Act (USA) or the IUCN Red Data Book. It is ranked globally secure (G5, NatureServe 2003).

Epilobium densiflorum is ranked critically imperiled (S1) in British Columbia, the only Canadian jurisdiction where it occurs. There is no current provincial legislation protecting plants at risk. Only one of four populations (#4) occurs in a protected area (provincial park), and there is no specific management or implementation plan to protect it there. 

The Capital Regional District has a policy of protecting rare, threatened and endangered plants but no specific legislation or regulations to support this policy. Neither is there any specific reference to Epilobium densiflorum or to the park where it occurs.