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Pink Agoseris - Agoseris lackschewitzii
Other Names:  Agoseris aurantiaca var. aurantiaca, Agoseris carnea

Potential Species of Concern

Global Rank: G4Q
State Rank: S3S4
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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  • Details on Status Ranking and Review
    Pink Agoseris (Agoseris lackschewitzii) Conservation Status Review
    Review Date = 10/17/2012
    View State Conservation Rank Criteria
    Population Size

    Score1 - Moderate: Generally 10,000-100,000 individuals.

    CommentAvailable data support a range of 10,000-100,000 plants, though population size may be greater than this range.

    Range Extent

    Score2 - Regional or State Endemic or Small Montana Range: Generally restricted to an area <100,000 sq. miles (equivalent to 2/3 the size of Montana or less) or Montana contributes 50% or more of the species’ range or populations OR limited to 2-3 Sub-basins in Montana.

    Area of Occupancy

    Score0 - High: Occurs in >25 Subwatersheds (6th Code HUC’s).

    Environmental Specificity

    Score1 - Moderate: Species is restricted to a specific habitat that is more widely distributed or to several restricted habitats and is typically dependent upon relatively unaltered, good-quality habitat (C Values of 5-7).

    Trends

    Score0-1 - Stable to Minor Declines:

    CommentTrend are undocumented, though populations are likely stable or experiencing only minor declines.

    Threats

    Score0-1 - Low to Medium.

    Intrinsic Vulnerability

    Score0-1 - Low to Moderate Vulnerability.

    Raw Conservation Status Score

    Score 4 to 7 total points scored out of a possible 19.

 
General Description
Pink Agoseris is a taprooted perennial with milky sap. Glabrous leaves are clustered at the base, and there are 1 to several leafless stems, 10-60 cm tall, arising from the center; leaves taper gradually to a long petiole, are narrowly lance-shaped, 5-25 cm long, and 10-25 cm wide. Flower heads resemble those of the common dandelion; they are solitary at the ends of the stems and composed entirely of deep pink to light purple ray flowers, ca. 15-20 mm long. Involucral bracts are narrowly lance-shaped, 10-15 mm long, villous, with non-glandular hairs, purple-striped, mottled, and obtuse-tipped. Fruits (achenes) have beaks 1/2 to 2/3 the length of their bodies. Fruits also resemble those of the dandelion; they are spindle-shaped, and the top tapers to a slender beak to which numerous, long, white bristles are attached.

Phenology
Flowering in July and early August, fruiting in late August

Diagnostic Characteristics
Baird [Flora of North America] considers this to be a pink-flowered form of A. aurantiaca. Vegetatively, this plant resembles other members of the genus Agoseris, as well as species of Microseris (Nothocalais), but it can be distinguished by its pink flowers. In fruit, it can be distinguished by a combination of involucral and achene characteristics.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Regional endemic of southwest Montana, east-central Idaho, and northern Wyoming.

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 96

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Habitat
Subalpine wet meadows where soil is saturated throughout the growing season.

References
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    • Achuff, P. L. and L. S. Roe. 1992. Botanical survey of the Goat Flat proposed Research Natural Area, Deerlodge National Forest. Unpublished report to the Deerlodge National Forest. Montana Natural Heritage Program, Helena, MT. 31 pp.
    • Fertig, W. 1993. Pink agoseris (Agoseris lackschewitzii), a newly discovered sensitive plant species from the west slope of the Wind River Range, Bridger-Teton National Forest. [unpublished report]. Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, The Nature Conservancy, Laramie, WY. 15 pp.
    • Henderson, D.M., R.K. Moseley, and A.F. Cholewa. 1990. A new Agoseris (Asteraceae) from Idaho and Montana. Systematic Botany 15(3):462-465.
    • Layser, E. F. 1992. Onion Park Research Natural Area: botanical and ecological resources inventory, mapping and analysis. [Unpublished report to Lewis and Clark National Forest].
    • Lesica, P. 1993. Vegetation and flora of the Line Creek Plateau area, Carbon County, Montana. Unpublished report to USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. Montana Natural Heritage Program, Helena, Montana. 30 pp.
    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Mathews, S.Y. 1989. Sensitive plant surveys, 1989: U.S. Forest Service, Region 1, Gallatin National Forest, Montana. Unpublished report to the USDA Forest Service, Gallatin National Forest, Bozeman, Montana. Montana Natural Heritage Program, Helena, MT. 85 pp.
    • Pavek, D. 1990. [Field survey of 24-July to 11 August for Agoseris lackschewitzii on the Gallatin National Forest.]
    • Pavek, D. and L.A. Schassberger. 1990. Status review of Agoseris lackschewitzii, USDA Forest Service, Region 1, Gallatin National Forest. Unpublished report to the Gallatin National Forest. Montana Natural Heritage Program, Helena, Montana. 52 pp.
    • Vanderhorst, J.P. and B.L. Heidel. 1995. Sensitive plant survey in the Tobacco Root Mountains, Madison County, Montana. Unpublished report to the Beaverhead and Deerlodge National Forests. Montana Natural Heritage Program. Helena, MT. 66 pp. plus appendices.
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