Herrickia horrida - Woot. & Standl.
Horrid Herrickia
Synonym(s): Aster horridus (Woot. & Standl.) Blake ;Eurybia horrida (Woot. & Standl.) Nesom
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Herrickia horrida Woot. & Standl. (TSN 502958)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.147254
Element Code: PDAST4S010
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Aster Family
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Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Asterales Asteraceae Herrickia
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.
Concept Reference Code: B94KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Herrickia horrida
Taxonomic Comments: Treated as Eurybia horrida by Kartesz (1999), Nesom (2009); has also been treated as Herrickia horrida (e.g., by Kartesz 1994, FNA 2006). USFWS misspelled as 'Herricka' in Federal Register (9/93).
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G3
Global Status Last Reviewed: 27Jan2017
Global Status Last Changed: 27Jan2017
Ranking Methodology Used: Ranked by calculator
Rounded Global Status: G3 - Vulnerable
Reasons: A narrow regional endemic of canyons of the Canadian River drainage in northern New Mexico and adjacent Colorado. Known from approximately 10 occurrences. Its habitat is inaccessible. Threats appear to be minimal.
Nation: United States
National Status: N3

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
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United States Colorado (S1), New Mexico (S3)

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NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: South Las Animas County, Colorado and along the Canadian River drainage in Colfax, Harding, Mora, and San Miguel counties, New Mexico (USDA NRCS 2017).

Area of Occupancy: 6-25 4-km2 grid cells
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Number of Occurrences: 6 - 20
Number of Occurrences Comments: Three extant occurrences in Colorado (EO data in the NatureServe central database as of March 2013). Seven occurrences are documented in New Mexico with last observed dates from 1980 to 1996 (EO data in the NatureServe central database as of March 2013).

Population Size Comments: One occurrence in Colorado had 750 individuals in 2010 (EO data in the NatureServe central database as of March 2013). Locally common where it occurs in northern New Mexico (P. Knight 1996).

Overall Threat Impact: Low
Overall Threat Impact Comments: Preferred habitat of species not suitable for development and very inaccessible. Some impacts from recreational use may occur but threats appear to be low.

Short-term Trend: Decline of 10-30%
Short-term Trend Comments: Attempts to relocate two separate occurrences in Colorado were unsuccessful. In both cases, area described was searched for one day without relocating the occurrence (EO data in the NatureServe central database as of March 2013).

Intrinsic Vulnerability Comments: The plant is not found in disturbed areas.

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Distribution
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Global Range: South Las Animas County, Colorado and along the Canadian River drainage in Colfax, Harding, Mora, and San Miguel counties, New Mexico (USDA NRCS 2017).

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United States CO, NM

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
CO Las Animas (08071)
NM Colfax (35007), Harding (35021), Mora (35033)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
11 Purgatoire (11020010)+, Canadian headwaters (11080001)+, Cimarron (11080002)+, Upper Canadian (11080003)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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General Description: Perennials or subshrubs, 3-6 dm tall. Leaves, oblong to nearly orbiculate, 1-5 cm long, thick, rigid, and the margins coarsely toothed with spine tips (holly-like). Flower heads about 10 mm high. Ray flowers purple, disk flowers yellow (Spackman et al. 1997, Ackerfield 2015).
Terrestrial Habitat(s): Forest/Woodland, Grassland/herbaceous, Woodland - Conifer
Habitat Comments: Rocky hillsides, steep, narrow, brushy, canyon bottoms, with Quercus, Juniperus, Fallugia, and Forestiera, 1600-2900 m (New Mexico Native Plant Protection Advisory Committee 1984; Flora of North America Editorial Committee 2006). Great Basin conifer (pinyon-juniper) woodland, Plains and Great Basin grassland (Sivinski and Lightfoot 1994).
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary
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Stewardship Overview: Revisit sites to confirm status and low level of threats. Educate land owners and recreational users about this species. The Canadian River drainage may impact this species and its management should be considered relevant to the conservation of this species.
Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Viability
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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Authors/Contributors
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NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 27Jan2017
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: Edmondson, L. and S. Peterson (1984), rev. D. Gries (1997), rev. A. Tomaino (2013), rev. S. Panjabi, A. Tomaino (2017)
Management Information Edition Date: 13May2013
Management Information Edition Author: Tomaino, A.

Botanical data developed by NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs (see Local Programs), The North Carolina Botanical Garden, and other contributors and cooperators (see Sources).

References
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  • Ackerfield, J. 2015. Flora of Colorado. Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, TX. 818 pp.

  • Colorado Natural Heritage Program and the Geospatial Centroid. 2017. The Colorado Ownership and Protection Map (COMaP). Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO.
     

  • Fletcher, R., B. Isaacs, P. Knight, W. Martin, D. Sabo, R. Spellenberg, and T. Todsen. 1984. A Handbook of Rare and Endemic Plants of New Mexico. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM.

  • Fletcher, R., B. Isaacs, P. Knight, W. Martin, D. Sabo, R. Spellenberg, and T. Todsen. 1984. A Handbook of Rare and Endemic Plants of New Mexico. University of New Mexico Press, Alburquerque, NM.

  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee. 2006b. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Vol. 20. Magnoliophyta: Asteridae, part 7: Asteraceae, part 2. Oxford Univ. Press, New York. xxii + 666 pp.

  • Harrington, H. D. 1954. Manual of the Plants of Colorado. Sage Books, Denver, CO. 666 pp.

  • Kartesz, J. T. 1991. Synonym names from 1991 checklist, as extracted by Larry Morse, TNC, June 1991.

  • Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.

  • Kartesz, J.T. 1999. A synonymized checklist and atlas with biological attributes for the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. First edition. In: Kartesz, J.T., and C.A. Meacham. Synthesis of the North American Flora, Version 1.0. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, N.C.

  • Neely, B., S. Panjabi, E. Lane, P. Lewis, C. Dawson, A. Kratz, B. Kurzel, T. Hogan, J. Handwerk, S. Krishnan, J. Neale, and N. Ripley. 2009. Colorado Rare Plant Conservation Strategy, Developed by the Colorado Rare Plant conservation Initiative. The Nature Conservancy, Boulder, Colorado, 117 pp.

  • Nesom, G.L. 2009. Taxonomic overview of Eurybia sect. Herrickia (Asteraceae: Astereae). J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 3(1): 161 -167.

  • New Mexico Native Plant Protection Advisory Committee. 1984. A handbook of rare and endemic plants of New Mexico. Univ. New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. 291 pp.

  • Sivinski, R., and K. Lightfoot, eds. 1994. Inventory of the rare and endangered plants of New Mexico. 2nd edition. Miscellaneous Publication No. 3, New Mexico Forestry and Resources Conservation Division, New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Dept., Santa Fe. 46 pp.

  • Spackman, S., B. Jennings, J. Coles, C. Dawson, M. Minton, A. Kratz, and C. Spurrier. 1997. Colorado rare plant field guide. Prepared for Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by Colorado Natural Heritage Program.

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