Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Slender Popcornflower (Plagiobothrys tenellus) in Canada

The Canadian population of Slender Popcornflower (Plagiobothrys tenellus) was assessed as Threatened in 2008 by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). The population was listed as Threatened under Canada`s Species at Risk Act (SARA) in February 2011.

Slender Popcornflower is a small annual plant that grows in exposed soils on dry, steep, south facing grassy slopes and coastal bluffs. Its range is restricted to North America, mostly on the east side of the Cascade Mountains, through Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, and southern California. Isolated patches are found on southeast Vancouver Island (near Victoria), the Gulf Islands, and San Juan Islands. Seven populations are still considered extant in Canada, but only one of these has been observed in the last decade. The Canadian population of Slender Popcornflower comprises <1% of its global range.

Consultation period: 2014-03-12 to 2014-05-11


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