The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
Red Butte Garden and Arboretum
The conservation of Enceliopsis nudicaulis var. corrugata is fully sponsored.
Rita Dodge and Sarah Kulpa contributed to this Plant Profile.
Enceliopsis nudicaulis var. corrugata is an endemic species found on alkaline and saline soils that are restricted to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
This is a perennial forb that produces a number of leafless flowering stalks, each supporting an individual yellow flower. Flowering time is April - May. The flowers are visited by twenty-one pollinator species, 19 of these are bees. This species appears to be significantly important to the insect community by providing pollen, nectar, or both to insect visitors early in the season.
Distribution & Occurrence
Whitish, strongly saline soils associated with pale limestone outcrops and dry washes near desert wetlands. In saltbush scrub near springs. 700-735 m elevation.
|Ash Meadows, NV
79,508 individuals with 30 element occurrences.
Conservation, Ecology & Research
Bio-West, Inc. 2009. Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge: Pollinator study 2008 annual report. Logan, Utah: Bio-West, Inc.. p.15.
Mozingo, N.H. and M. Williams. 1980. Threatened and endangered plants of Nevada. . Reno, NV and Portland, OR.: US Fish and Wildlife Service REno NV and Portland OR.. p.268.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Prepared by Don Sada. 1990. Recovery Plan for the endangered and threatened species of Ash Meadows, NV. Portland, Oregon: Enceliopsis nudicaulis (A. Gray) A. Nelson var. corrugata . p.123. paper, electronic.