Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Fragrant Popcornflower (Plagiobothrys figuratus) in Canada

The Canadian population of the Fragrant Popcornflower (Plagiobothrys figuratus) was assessed as Endangered in 2008 by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), and in February 2010 the population was listed as Endangered under Canada’s Species at Risk Act (SARA) affording it legal protection.

The Fragrant Popcornflower is a showy annual herb with fragrant white flowers and hairy stems ranging from 10-45 cm tall. The native range of this species extends from southeastern Vancouver Island south to Oregon, west of the Cascade Mountains. In Canada, Fragrant Popcornflower was found historically along the southeastern coast of Vancouver Island from Comox to Victoria. The species was recently thought to have been extirpated from Canada, until a single flowering plant was observed on Hornby Island in 2005 (COSEWIC 2008). The Canadian population of Fragrant Popcornflower comprises <1% of its 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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