Penstemon caryi - Pennell
Cary Beardtongue
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Penstemon caryi Pennell (TSN 33674)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.155467
Element Code: PDSCR1L180
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Figwort Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Scrophulariales Scrophulariaceae Penstemon
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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: Penstemon caryi
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G3
Global Status Last Reviewed: 02Sep2009
Global Status Last Changed: 22Feb1996
Rounded Global Status: G3 - Vulnerable
Reasons: Penstemon caryi is known from over twenty extant occurrences in Big Horn County, Wyoming and Carbon County, Montana. Populations are often small and occur in habitats that are grazed, but the species may prefer light disturbances.
Nation: United States
National Status: N3

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
United States Montana (S3), Wyoming (S3)

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NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: Regional endemic of the Bighorn and Pryor mountains of north-central Wyoming (Big Horn, Sheridan, and Washakie counties) and south-central Montana.

Number of Occurrences: 21 - 80
Number of Occurrences Comments: Twenty-plus occurrences in Montana and Wyoming; Lichvar (Wyoming Natural Heritage Program) stated that it is not rare (see EF).

Population Size Comments: Populations are often small.

Overall Threat Impact Comments: Habitat is sometimes grazed, but species may prefer light disturbance.

Intrinsic Vulnerability Comments: Unknown.

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Distribution
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Global Range: Regional endemic of the Bighorn and Pryor mountains of north-central Wyoming (Big Horn, Sheridan, and Washakie counties) and south-central Montana.

U.S. States and Canadian Provinces
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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States MT, WY

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
MT Carbon (30009)
WY Big Horn (56003), Johnson (56019), Sheridan (56033), Washakie (56043)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
10 Nowood (10080008)+, Big Horn Lake (10080010)+, Shoshone (10080014)+, Little Bighorn (10080016)+, Upper Tongue (10090101)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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Habitat Comments: Open soil in sagebrush grassland at low-mid elevations, usually with calcareous soil.
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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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: 16Jul1987
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: Shelly, J.S., rev. D. Gries (1997)

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