Critically Imperiled Plant Profile
(Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)
Eriogonum spectabile. Photo by Beth Corbin, courtesy of Lassen National Forest.
This species was discovered in 1997 and published in the scientific literature in 2000; it is not included in current printed floras of California. It is described in the more recent Flora of North America. Photo by Beth Corbin, courtesy of Lassen National Forest.
Eriogonum spectabile appears to be a narrow endemic, growing on glaciated andesite at 6600 ft. elevation, in conifer forest openings southeast of Lassen Peak. Photo by Beth Corbin, courtesy of Lassen National Forest.
Eriogonum spectabile. Photo by Tim Kellison, 2008.
Eriogonum spectabile range map.
Eriogonum spectabile, Barron’s buckwheat
- Logging is the primary threat. Adjacent areas have been logged extensively, firewood cutting is common, and skid trails and woodcutter roads are found throughout the area.
- Other threats include natural habitat changes, including increased competition with vegetation, climate change, and change in the fire regime.
- Browsing on flowers is also noted as a threat.
National Forest and Grassland Occurrence