Large-flowered Rush Lily

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Photo Credit: Oregon Department of Agriculture

Overview

  • Species Common Name Large-flowered Rush Lily
  • Species Scientific Name Hastingsia bracteosa
  • Federal Listing Status Species of Concern
  • State Listing Status Threatened

Ecoregions

Special needs

The large-flowered rush lily occurs in bogs, moist, open meadows, seeps, and wetland areas, generally at elevations of 1150-2300 feet. This species is often associated with overlying serpentine or peridotite soils. It is commonly found in open areas, with gentle slope.

Limiting factors

This species is severely impacted by cattle grazing. Mining, water diversion from bogs, off-road vehicle use, and land development are additional threats.

Conservation actions

Maintain California pitcher-plant bogs, which provide habitat for many rare species. Minimize water withdrawals from bog sites. Carefully manage or eliminate grazing at sites where this species occurs. Collect/store seeds, including seeds from both white and purple flowers.

Key reference or plan

Oregon Department of Agriculture Plant Conservation