Smooth Yellow False Foxglove
Scientific Name: Aureolaria flava
Taxonomy Group: Vascular Plants
COSEWIC Range: Ontario
COSEWIC Assessment Date and Status Change: April 2018
COSEWIC Status: Threatened
COSEWIC Status Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v); C2a(i); D1
COSEWIC Reason for Designation: This perennial plant species has a distribution restricted in Canada to southwestern Ontario. There are few individuals remaining in a small number of locations within oak savannas and woodlands. Declines have been observed in its distribution and quality of habitat. Fire suppression and browsing by White-tailed Deer threaten the remaining extant locations.
COSEWIC History of Status Designation: Designated Threatened in April 2018.
SARA Status: No schedule, No Status
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4 record(s) found.
- COSEWIC Status Reports (1 record(s) found.)
- Response Statements (1 record(s) found.)
- COSEWIC Annual Reports (1 record(s) found.)
- Consultation Documents (1 record(s) found.)
COSEWIC Status Reports
COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Yellow False Foxglove Bundle, Smooth Yellow False Foxglove Aureolaria flava, Fern-leaved Yellow False Foxglove Aureolaria pedicularia and the Downy Yellow False Foxglove Aureolaria virginica, in Canada (2019-03-13)The three species of Yellow False Foxglove that occur in Canada are herbaceous plants with showy yellow flowers. The Smooth Yellow False Foxglove (Aureolaria flava) has smooth stems whereas the stems and leaves of the Downy Yellow False Foxglove (Aureolaria virginica) are covered by fine downy hairs. The stems and leaves of the Fern-leaved Yellow False Foxglove (Aureolaria pedicularia) are covered by sticky glandular hairs. The leaves of the latter species are more dissected than the lobed leaves of the other two species. Yellow False Foxgloves are hemi-parasites which can take up water and nutrients by attaching to the roots of oaks or other host plants. Note: This COSEWIC assessment was received by the Minister on October 15th, 2018.
Response Statement - Smooth Yellow False Foxglove (2019-01-11)This perennial plant species has a distribution restricted in Canada to southwestern Ontario. There are few individuals remaining in a small number of locations within oak savannas and woodlands. Declines have been observed in its distribution and quality of habitat. Fire suppression and browsing by White-tailed Deer threaten the remaining extant locations.
COSEWIC Annual Reports
COSEWIC Annual Report 2017 to 2018 (2018-10-15)Over the past year COSEWIC assessed a total of 90 wildlife species and 11 of these were assigned a status of Not at Risk. Of these 90, COSEWIC re-examined the status of 38 wildlife species; of these, the majority (87%) were reassessed at the same or lower level of risk. To date and with the submission of this report, COSEWIC’s assessments now include 771 wildlife species in various risk categories including 338 Endangered, 183 Threatened, 228 Special Concern, and 22 Extirpated (i.e. no longer found in the wild in Canada). In addition, 18 wildlife species have been assessed as Extinct, and a total of 59 wildlife species have also been designated as Data Deficient and 197 have been assessed and assigned Not at Risk status.