Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Dense-flowered Lupine (Lupinus densiflorus) in Canada

Dense-flowered Lupine is an annual plant restricted to western North America. Within its range, Dense-flowered Lupine is restricted to dry to moist grassy openings, clay cliffs, and eroding grassy banks and benches above the seashore.

The Canadian populations and a small number of populations on nearby islands in Puget Sound constitute a disjunct element within the species that appears to be evolutionarily distinct and may comprise a variety (scopulorum) not occurring elsewhere. While the scopulorum variety has not been assessed individually, Dense-flowered Lupine was assessed as Endangered—the highest risk category—by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC 2005). In 2006 the species was listed as Endangered on Schedule 1 of the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA).

Consultation period: 2011-03-30 to 2011-05-29

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Mr. Brian Reader
Species at Risk Ecologist
Parks Canada
711 Broughton Street, 2nd Floor
Victoria, BC
V8W 1E2
Tel: 250-363-8560
Fax: 250-363-8552
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