Critically Imperiled Plant Profile
(Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)
Clarkia lingulata, Merced clarkia
- The larger of the two populations was damaged by herbicide spraying in the past. Threats by road construction and maintenance activities, power line maintenance, and landslides are expected to decrease due to protection measures stated in a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the U.S. Forest Service, Caltrans, and Pacific Gas and Electric.
- Road maintenance, grazing, fire, exotics and slumping of slope still exist as threats.
- Susceptible to random natural events that decimate the species.