Eriogonum argophyllum

Scientific Name:Eriogonum argophyllum
Common name:Sulphur Springs buckwheat
Rank and Status   
Global Rank:G1 Native Status:Native
Subnational (State) Rank:S1 Endemic:Yes
US ESA Status:None Sand Dunes:No
NNHP Tracking Status:At-Risk List Wetland:Yes
Other Agency Status Status Last Updated Status Comments
Bureau of Land Management - Nevada Dropped, no longer of concern Not included in 2011 BLM Sensitive list
State of Nevada Protected Critically endangered
Nevada Native Plant Society Endangered
Distribution (NV Counties)

Status: Confident or certain

Summary Occurrence Data
Occurrence Count:1
Total Observed Area (hectares):8
Maximum Known Elevation (m):1844
Minimum Known Elevation (m):1838
Eriogonum argophyllum data at NatureServe
Eriogonum argophyllum photos and data at Encyclopedia of Life
Character Abstract
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Habitat Comments:Shallow, light-colored, coarse-loamy, evaporite-crusted sandy soils along runoff channels on a hot spring mound, on gentle easterly slopes, with a sparse associated cover of Senecio canus, Ivesia kingii, Bromus tectorum, Centaurium exaltatum, and Ericameria nauseosa, surrounded by zonal big sagebrush vegetation.
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Inventory Comments:Surveys are presumed complete. Most other isolated hot spring mounds in the Great Basin have been visited by botanists without revealing this species.
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whole plant in flower
Photographer: Teri Knight, Nevada Natural Heritage Program
Photo Date:
Illustration from Mozingo and Williams, 1980.
Photographer: Peggy Duke
Photo Date: 1980