Special Status Plants of the Ridgecrest 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 Alturas 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.

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Barstow Woolly-Sunflower

Eriophyllum mohavense
Bristlecone cryptantha

Bristlecone Cryptantha

Cryptantha roosiorum
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Kern Buckwheat

Eriogonum kennedyi var. pinicola
Charlotte's Phacelia; Photo Copyright 2003 Heath McAllister

Charlotte's Phacelia

Phacelia nashiana
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Darwin Mesa Milk-Vetch

Astragalus atratus var. mensanus
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Death Valley Sandpaper Plant

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

Desert Cymopterus

Cymopterus deserticola
Geyer's Milk-Vetch

Geyer's Milk-Vetch

Astragalus geyeri var. geyeri
Hall's Daisy; Photo Copyright Rick York and CNPS

Hall's Daisy

Erigeron aequifolius
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Hanaupah Laphamia

Perityle villosa
Inyo Laphamia

Inyo Laphamia

Perityle inyoensis
Jaeger's caulostramina

Jaeger's Caulostramina

Caulostramina jaegeri
July Gold

July Gold

Dedeckera eurekensis
Kelso Creek Monkeyflower; Photo Copyright 2001 Steve Schoenig

Kelso Creek Monkeyflower

Mimulus shevockii
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Mojave Tarplant

Deinandra mohavensis
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Muir's Raillardella

Carlquistia muirii
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Nine Mile Canyon Phacelia

Phacelia novenmillensis
Owen's Peak Parsley; Photo Copyright 2003 Heath McAllister

Owens Peak Lomatium

Lomatium shevockii
Panamint Daisy; Photo Copyright Gary A. Monroe. Clark Co.

Panamint Daisy

Enceliopsis covillei
Panamint Mountain lupine; Photo Copyright Mrs. W.D. Bransford

Panamint Mountains Lupine

Lupinus magnificus ssp. magnificus
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Panamint Mountains Buckwheat

Eriogonum microthecum var. panamintense
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Red Rock Poppy

Eschscholzia minutiflora ssp. twisselmannii
Ripley's springparsley; Photo Copyright Margeret Williams. Courtesy of Nevada Native Plant Society

Ripley's Cymopterus

Cymopterus ripleyi var. saniculoides
Spanish Needle Onion; Photo Copyright 2003 Heath McAllister

Spanish Needle Onion

Allium shevockii
Sweet-smelling Monardella; Photo Copyright Rick York and CNPS

Sweet-Smelling Monardella

Monardella beneolens
Walker Pass milkvetch; Photo Copyright MBG

Walker Pass Milk-Vetch

Astragalus ertterae
Wild Rose Canyon Buckwheat

Wildrose Canyon Buckwheat

Eriogonum eremicola

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.