The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
Red Butte Garden and Arboretum
The conservation of Nitrophila mohavensis is fully sponsored.
Rita Dodge and Sarah Kulpa contributed to this Plant Profile.
This member of the Chenopodiaceae family occupies the most localized habitat of all plant species endemic to Ash Meadows. Its habitats are limited to highly alkaline, moist, salt-encrusted clay soils. It is the only species to occupy these specific areas, and will not reestablish where the salty soil crust has been disturbed.
N. mohavensis is a small, 4 inch tall, rhizomatous perennial forb with small inconspicuous pink flowers. Flowering time is in late spring.
Distribution & Occurrence
Undisturbed, highly alkaline, moist, salt-encrusted clay soils. The amount, distribution, and suitability of N. mohavensis habitat are dependent on both surface and subsurface hydrologic features.
|58,292 above ground ramets in Ash Meadows, NV.
Unknown number in California.
Conservation, Ecology & Research
Bio-West, Inc. 2009. Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge: Pollinator study 2008 annual report. Logan, Utah: Bio-West, Inc for USFWS.
Reveal, J.L. 1978. Status report on Nitrophila mohavensis. Munz and Roos (Amargosa niterwort) . US Dept of the Interior.