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COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Athabasca Thrift, ssp. interior in Canada

Special Significance of the Species

This subspecies is of interest because is an endemic that has evolved during the late Pleistocene glacial age somewhere in northwestern Canada or even locally along the south shore of Lake Athabasca subsequent to deglaciation. A variety of cultivars of this species are sold by nurseries because of the ease of their cultivation and use as an ornamental in rock gardens.