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Slickspot Peppergrass

Slickspot peppergrass / Credit: Alan Roberts

Slickspot peppergrass is a small, rare plant that only grows in the sagebrush-steppe habitats of southwestern Idaho, including the Snake River Plain, Owyhee Plateau and adjacent foothills. The plant averages 2 to 8 inches, but can reach up to 16 inches in height. Leaves and stems are covered with fine, soft hairs, and the leaves are divided into linear segments. Flowers are numerous, white and 4-petalled.

  • Aug. 15, 2016 - Endangered Species Act Listing of Rare Native Idaho Plant Remains Warranted
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    April 18, 2014 - Service Reopens Comment Period for Slickspot Peppergrass Reconsideration of Listing and Revised Proposed Critical Habitat Rule
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    Feb. 11, 2014 - Service Reaffirms Proposed ESA Listing, Revises Proposed Critical Habitat for Slickspot Peppergrass
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    Oct. 25, 2011 - Peppergrass Draft Economic Analysis Released
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    July 6, 2011 - Service Extends Comment Period for Slickspot Peppergrass Proposed Critical Habitat
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    May 9, 2011 - Service Proposes Critial Habitat for Rare Idaho Plant
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    Oct. 1, 2009 - Slickspot Peppergrass to be Listed as Threatened throughout its Range
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    Mar. 17, 2009 - New Slickspot Peppergrass Information Available for Public Review and Comment
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