Critically Imperiled Plant Profile
(Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)

Physaria pulvinata
Physaria pulvinata. Photo by Colorado Natural Heritage Program.

Physaria pulvinata habitat
Physaria pulvinata habitat. Photo by Colorado Natural Heritage Program.

Physaria pulvinata habitat.
Physaria pulvinata habitat. Photo by Colorado Natural Heritage Program.

Physaria pulvinata range map.
Physaria pulvinata range map.

Physaria pulvinata (no common name)

This species is endemic to Colorado, confined to a shale outcrop that is widely used for road gravel.

Threats

  • Overgrazing
  • Intense recreational use
  • Mining of shale substrate for road construction
  • Off-road vehicle use

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence