ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered

YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 1997

CRITICAL HABITAT: None

RECOVERY PLAN: None

RANGE: The mountains of southeastern Arizona in the San Pedro watershed in Santa Cruz and Cochise counties

THREATS: Habitat loss and degradation from livestock grazing, groundwater pumping, and water diversion; competition with nonnative species; illegal collection; and possibly fire suppression

POPULATION TREND: Five populations of Canelo Hills ladies’ tresses existed as of 2007. Estimating population size and stability is difficult because nonflowering plants are hard to find and dormant plants go uncounted.

Photo by Jim Rorabaugh, USFWS