PROTECTION STATUS: Threatened
YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 1987
CRITICAL HABITAT: None
RECOVERY PLAN: 1993
RANGE: Patchily distributed within a 150-square mile area in Otero County, New Mexico
THREATS: Livestock grazing, spring diversions, logging, recreation, exotic seed-head weevils
POPULATION TREND: The decline of this plant has been documented since 2000. Between that year and 2007, the total population plummeted from 35,000 to 24,000 individual plants.