Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile

Physaria kingii ssp. bernardina,  San Bernardino Mountains bladderpod.
San Bernardino bladderpod shares its habitat with cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum), an invasive non-native annual species. Photo by Katie VinZant, San Bernardino National Forest.

Physaria kingii ssp. bernardina,  San Bernardino Mountains bladderpod habitat.
The rocky carbonate habitat of San Bernardino bladderpod is threatened by limestone mining. Photo by Katie VinZant, San Bernardino National Forest.

Physaria kingii ssp. bernardina,  San Bernardino Mountains bladderpod range map.
Physaria kingii ssp. bernardina range map.

Physaria kingii ssp. bernardina, San Bernardino Mountains bladderpod

ESA Status

Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Species Profile link below for links to listing and other USFWS documents.

  • Listed as: Lesquerella kingii ssp. bernardina
  • PLANTS Database Name: Lesquerella kingii ssp. bernardina
  • Listed Endangered 1994
  • Draft Recovery Plan 1997 (PDF, 2.4 MB)

Threats

The primary threats are associated with limestone mining:

  • Direct removal of mined materials
  • Disposal of overburden on adjacent unmined habitat
  • Road construction

Lesser threats include:

  • Sand and gravel mining
  • Off-highway vehicle use
  • Recreational and urban development
  • Loss of pollinators or seed dispersal agents

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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