Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for Contorted-pod Evening-primrose (Camissonia contorta) in Canada

Contorted-pod Evening-primrose (Camissonia contorta) was assessed as Endangered by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) in April 2006 and was added to Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) in December 2007.

Contorted-pod Evening-primrose is an annual plant that occurs from British Columbia (B.C.) to California, east to Idaho and western Nevada. The species is considered to be globally secure. There are nine known populations in Canada, one of which has been extirpated (last observed in 1893). In Canada, Contorted-pod Evening-primrose is limited to the southeast coast of Vancouver Island and the southern and northern Gulf Islands, the northern limit of its global range. Within Canada, it is restricted to sandy backshore habitats. It prefers low elevation (under 100 m) open areas that are moist in the winter and spring and very dry by mid-summer.

Consultation period: 2011-05-20 to 2011-07-19

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Mr. Ross Vennesland
Species at Risk Recovery Specialist
Parks Canada Agency
300 - 300 West Georgia St
Vancouver, BC
V6B 6B4
Tel: 604-666-4648
Fax: 604-666-7957
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