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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed

PETITIONED: 2008

RANGE: Clark and Lincoln counties, Nevada

THREATS: Habitat destruction from urban development and sprawl, unmanaged off-road vehicle recreation, mining, energy corridors, and altered wildfire patterns, a result of climate change

POPULATION TREND: This plant is severely declining. More than 95 percent of its historic range has been destroyed, and only 859 acres of habitat remain that are not yet slated for development. Of these, only 50 acres are securely protected from destruction. A mere nine populations of plants are known, occupying 15 distinct sites.

Photo © James Reveal, courtesy Nevada Natural Heritage Project