Special Status Plants of the Barstow Field Office

This plant guide identifies the special status plants that are known to occur on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, but they may only be suspected on land administered by the Barstow Field Office.  To view a photograph and more information on an individual plant, click on the plant's common name below. To see a complete list of all plants, regardless of if it is known or suspected, click here.

Alkali Mariposa lily; Photo Copyright 2002 Gary A. Monroe Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Alkali Mariposa Lily

Calochortus striatus
Amargosa niterwort; Photo Copyright 2002 Gary A. Monroe Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Amargosa Nitrophila

Nitrophila mohavensis
Ash Meadows gumweed; Photo Copyright 2002 Gary A. Monroe Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Ash Meadows Gum-Plant

Grindelia fraxino-pratensis
No Picture available

Barstow Woolly-Sunflower

Eriophyllum mohavense
Black Milk-vetch; Photo Copyright Susan Cochrane and CNPS

Black Milk-Vetch

Astragalus funereus
Cushion Buckwheat; Photo Copyright Gladys Lucille Smith California Academy of Sciences

Cushenberry Buckwheat

Eriogonum ovalifolium var. vineum
Cushenbury Milk-vetch; Photo Copyright Roxanne Bittman and CNPS

Cushenberry Milk-Vetch

Astragalus albens
No Picture available

Cushenberry Oxytheca

Oxytheca parishii var. goodmaniana
Death Valley Beartongue; Photo Copyright 1998 Christopher Christie

Death Valley Beardtongue

Penstemon fruticiformis var. amargosae
No Picture available

Death Valley Sandpaper Plant

Petalonyx thurberi ssp. gilmanii
Desert Cymopterus; Photo Copyright 2003 Heath McAllister

Desert Cymopterus

Cymopterus deserticola
Forked Buckwheat

Forked Buckwheat

Eriogonum bifurcatum
No Picture available

Kingston Bedstraw

Galium hilendiae ssp. kingstonense
No Picture available

Kingston Mountains Ivesia

Ivesia patellifera
Lane Mountain Milkvetch; Photo Copyright 1985 California Native Plant Society

Lane Mountain Milk-Vetch

Astragalus jaegerianus
Little San Bernardino Mountains Linanthus

Little San Bernardino Mountains Linanthus

Linanthus maculatus
Mojave Monkeyflower

Mojave Monkeyflower

Mimulus mohavensis
Parish's Daisy; Photo Copyright 1989 Dean Wm. Taylor

Parish's Daisy

Erigeron parishii
Parish's phacelia; Photo Copyright Margaret Williams, Courtesy of Nevada Native Plant Society

Parish's Phacelia

Phacelia parishii
Robison's Monardella; Photo Copyright 2004 James M. Andre

Robison's Monardella

Monardella robisonii
No Picture available

Tecopa Bird's Beak

Cordylanthus tecopensis
Whitemargin Beardtongue; Photo Copyright 2004 James M. Andre

White-Margined Beardtongue

Penstemon albomarginatus

Special status plants are those plants whose survival is of concern due to 1) their limited distribution, 2) low number of individuals and/or populations, and 3) potential threats to habitat.  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) uses the term "special status plants" to include: 1) Federal endangered, threatened,proposed and candidate species; 2) California State endangered, threatened, and rare species; and 3) BLM Sensitive plants. Sensitive plants are those species that do not occur on Federal or state lists, but which are designated by the BLM State Director for special management consideration.

It is BLM policy to manage for the conservation of special status plants and their associated habitats and to ensure that actions authorized, funded, or carried out do not contribute to the need to list any species as threatened or endangered.