Red-fruited Lomatium

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Photo Credit: Oregon Department of Agriculture

Overview

  • Species Common Name Red-fruited Lomatium
  • Species Scientific Name Lomatium erythrocarpum
  • Federal Listing Status Species of Concern
  • State Listing Status Endangered

Ecoregions

Special needs

Red-fruited lomatium is endemic to high-elevation, open habitat in the Elkhorn Mountains. This species is found on steep south- and east-facing slopes in gravelly soils. Red-fruited lomatium occurs primarily on one soil type, Elkhorn argillite, but is occasionally found on limestone soils.

Limiting factors

This species is naturally rare, with extremely limited geographic distribution.

Conservation actions

Continue monitoring populations to assess trends and identify their drivers. Conduct surveys to determine if additional populations exist.

Key reference or plan

Oregon Department of Agriculture Plant Conservation