THE RARE VASCULAR PLANTS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
RELEASE 3 (MARCH 11, 1996)
The information in this file is based on the following publication:
Straley, G.B., R.L. Taylor & G.W. Douglas. 1985. The rare vascular plants
of British Columbia. Syllogeus (Ottawa) No. 59: 1-165.
The text of this publication was transferred to a computer data base by
Robert D. Scheer, B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Southern
Interior Region, Kamloops. I have been using Bob Scheer's file on my com-
puter, and in some instances I have made minor changes; therefore, you
should consult the original publication if you want to use the information
and quote Straley et al. as a source.
The CONSERVATION DATA CENTRE vascular plant tracking lists (RED and BLUE as
of February 29, 1996, YELLOW as of January 28, 1994) were added to the
file and listed in the field called "BC CDC status."
The tracking lists change continuously due to new data acquisitions from
herbaria and field work. Please request an updated version from the Conser-
vation Data Centre (CDC) if your present list is more than a month out of
date and your work warrants it.
The species that are included in Straley et al., but not listed in the CDC
list have "CDC-not-listed" in the CDC status field. Those listed in the CDC
list, but not included in Straley et al. had "not-included" in the BC rare
I added a field with SYNONYMS for those taxa that have been known under
different names. In order to facilitate searches, I included some ortho-
graphic variants (e.g. Carex hystericina vs. C. hystricina).
If you find any errors or if you have any comments about this list, please
contact me. I would like to thank Gerald Straley for his permission to use
this list on the gopher, and to George Douglas for providing Conservation
Data Centre status ratings.
Rare Plant List