Plants

Plant Species at Risk Resources

Please note: species status as presented within publications may have changed since the publication date. Current general and detailed status is listed for each species.

Plants – General

Species at Risk Brochures

Prairie Plants at Risk in Southern Alberta - Mar 2016 (4 pages, <1 MB)
Alberta Species at Risk Brochure

Species at Risk Program Reports

Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 21 prepared by C. Wallis
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 59 prepared by J. Doubt
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 134 prepared by K.J. Kissner
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 145 prepared by Adopt-A-Plant Alberta

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Updated: Jul 12, 2018

Hare-footed locoweed

Scientific Name: Oxytropis lagopus var. conjugans
General Status: May be at Risk
Detailed Status: Species of Special Concern

Detailed Status Report

Status of the Hare-footed Locoweed in Alberta – Nov 2013 (43 pages, 1.5 MB)
Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 69, prepared by C. Bradley

Management Plan

Hare-footed Locoweed Conservation Management Plan– May 2016 (31 pages, 1.4 MB)
Alberta Species at Risk Conservation Management Plan No. 13, prepared by C. Bradley

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Updated: Mar 10, 2017

Limber Pine

Scientific Name: Pinus flexilis
General Status: At Risk
Detailed Status: Endangered

Detailed Status Report

Detailed Status Report – Jun 2007 (30 pages)
Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 62, prepared by D.W. Langor

Recovery Plan

Alberta Limber Pine Recovery Plan 2014-2019 – Sep 2014 (71 pages, 1.2MB)
Alberta Species at Risk Recovery Plan No. 35, prepared by the Alberta Whitebark and Limber Pine Recovery Team

Species at Risk Brochures

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Updated: Dec 8, 2015

Porsild’s Bryum

Scientific Name: Bryum porsildii
General Status: At Risk
Detailed Status: Endangered

Detailed Status Report

Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 59, prepared by J. Doubt

Recovery Plan and Summaries

Alberta Species at Risk Recovery Plan No. 19, prepared by the Alberta Porsild’s Bryum Recovery Team

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Species at Risk Program Reports

Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 150, prepared by R. Caners

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Updated: Jul 22, 2014

Slender Mouse-ear-cress

Scientific Name: Halimolobos virgata
General Status: At Risk
Detailed Status: Endangered

Detailed Status Report

Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 55 (Update 2009), prepared by C. Bradley

Archived Detailed Status Report

Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 55, prepared by I.D. Macdonald

Species at Risk Program Reports

Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 123, prepared by C. Bradley

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Updated: Apr 13, 2016

Small Flowered Sand Verbena

Scientific Name: Tripterocalyx micranthus
General Status: At Risk
Detailed Status: Threatened

Detailed Status Report

Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 48, prepared by B. Smith

Recovery Plan

Alberta Species at Risk Recovery Plan No. 24, prepared by the Alberta Small-flowered Sand-verbena Recovery Team

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Species at Risk Program Reports

Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 119, C. D. Bush

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Updated: Mar 17, 2014

Soapweed

Scientific Name: Yucca glauca
General Status: At Risk
Detailed Status: Endangered

Detailed Status Report

Status of Soapweed in Alberta – ED2006-05 - Apr 2001 (26 pages)
Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 35, prepared by D. Hurlburt

Recovery Plan

Alberta Soapweed and Yucca Moth Recovery Plan 2012-2022 – ED2006-05 - Mar 2013 (32 pages)
Alberta Species at Risk Recovery Plan No. 25, prepared by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

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Species at Risk Program Reports

Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 111, prepared by K. Foreman, J. Nicholson, L. Matthias and J. Chandler

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Updated: Jul 12, 2018

Tiny Cryptanthe

Scientific Name: Cryptantha minima
General Status: At Risk
Detailed Status: Endangered

Detailed Status Report

Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 54, prepared by C. Bradley

Recovery Plan

Alberta Species at Risk Recovery Plan No. 23, prepared by the Alberta Tiny Cryptantha Recovery Team

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Species at Risk Program Reports

Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 119, C. D. Bush

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Updated: Mar 19, 2014

Western Blue Flag

Scientific Name: Iris missouriensis
General Status: At Risk
Detailed Status: Species of Special Concern

Detailed Status Report

Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 21, prepared by K. Romanchuk

Archived Status Report

Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 21, prepared by J. Gould

Fact Sheet

Western Blue Flag- Aug 2003 (2 pages)

Recovery Plan

Alberta Species at Risk Recovery Plan No. 1, prepared by the Canada Western Blue Flag Maintenance/Recovery Team

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Species at Risk Program Reports

Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 18, prepared by R. Ernst
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 38, prepared by R. Ernst
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 66, prepared by R. Ernst
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 85, prepared by K.A. Romanchuk, R.D. Ernst and R.W. Quinlan

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Updated: Jul 12, 2018

Western Spiderwort

Scientific Name: Tradescantia occidentalis
General Status: At Risk
Detailed Status: Endangered

Detailed Status Report

Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 31, prepared by B. Smith

Fact Sheet

Alberta’s Western Spiderwort- Mar 2003 (2 pages, <1 MB)

Recovery Plan and Action Summary

Alberta Species at Risk Recovery Plan No. 26, prepared by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

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Species at Risk Program Reports

Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 61, prepared by S. Peters
Addendum to Report No. 61, prepared by S. Peters
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 102, prepared by K. Remarchuk
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 38, prepared by R. Ernst

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Updated: Apr 1, 2015

Whitebark Pine

Scientific Name: Pinus albicaulis
General Status: At Risk
Detailed Status: Endangered

Detailed Status Report

Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 63, prepared by B. Wilson
Alberta Species at Risk Recovery Plan No. 34, prepared by The Alberta Whitebark and Limber Pine Recovery Team

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  • Plants – General
    See Alberta Species at Risk Reports 59 and 134
  • Limber Pine
    See Alberta Species at Risk Brochure for Whitebark and Limber Pine

Updated: Dec 15, 2015

 

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Updated: Jul 12, 2018