USDA Forest Service Celebrating Wildflowers
Critically Imperiled Plant Profile
(Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)
Primula capillaris, Ruby Mountain primrose. Photo by Jay Lunn.
This little plant is dependent on seasonally wet soils derived from glacial till. Photo by Jay Lunn.
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 range map.
Primula capillaris, Ruby Mountain primrose
- 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
National Forest and Grassland Occurrence
U.S. Forest Service
1400 Independence Ave., SW, Mailstop Code: 1103
Washington DC 20250-1103
Last modified: Wednesday, 13-Oct-2010 14:36:04 EDT