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

Primula capillaris, Ruby Mountain primrose
Primula capillaris, Ruby Mountain primrose. Photo by Jay Lunn.

Primula capillaris, Ruby Mountain primrose habitat
This little plant is dependent on seasonally wet soils derived from glacial till. Photo by Jay Lunn.

Primula capillaris, Ruby Mountain primrose habitat
Ruby Mountains primrose is limited to high elevations in the Ruby Mountains of northeastern Nevada. Photo by Robert Holland for Nevada Natural Heritage Program.

Primula capillaris, Ruby Mountain primrose range map.
Primula capillaris range map.

Primula capillaris, Ruby Mountain primrose

Threats

  • Threats minimal, limited to occasional off-trail recreational use
  • Grazing has been removed and many sites are in designated wilderness away from trails
  • Collection for horticultural purposes is still a threat

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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