Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Lindley's False Silverpuffs (Uropappus lindleyi) in Canada

The Canadian population of the Lindley’s False Silverpuffs (Uropappus lindleyi) was assessed as Endangered in 2008 by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), and in February 2010, the species was listed as Endangered under Canada’s Species at Risk Act (SARA).

Lindley’s False Silverpuffs is a flowering plant approximately 10-70 cm tall with a simple stem growing from a slender taproot and terminating with a single flower head. Flower heads contain strap-shaped, yellow flowers that bear seeds on a tuft of five bright, silvery scales. This species’ range extends from southwestern British Columbia to California and east to Texas and Utah; it occurs as a disjunct population in Idaho and central Washington. In Canada, Lindley’s False Silverpuffs is known from six isolated populations, one site on southeastern Vancouver Island and five sites on the Gulf Islands. The Canadian population of Lindley’s False Silverpuffs comprises <1% of the species’ global range.

Consultation period: 2012-12-20 to 2013-02-18


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Contact Person(s)

Lead Recovery Planner
Parks Canada Agency
PCA SARA West and North
Western and Northern Service Centre
603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd.
Victoria, BC
V9C 2W8
Tel: 250-478-5153
Fax: 250-478-8415
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