Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region

Ash Meadows ivesia
(Ivesia eremica (Ivesia kingii eremica))

Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Ivesia
Species: kingii
Sub-Species eremica
Habitat: These species are restricted to the Ash Meadows region and ground water basin in Nye County, Nevada, and Inyo County, California.

Official Status:


Life History:

This member of the Rosaceae family of plants flowers during the late summer and autumn. It is often found with the Ash Meadows milk-vetch and the Ash Meadows sunray. Plants are perennial and occur as solitary clumps not exceeding 1.9 inches high and 9.75 inches in diameter. Little is known about its life history or habitat requirements.


Distribution and Habitat:


This plant occurs only in Nevada on sandy or saline clay soils along canyon washes and on alkaline mounds. It occupies highly alkaline, barren soils that remain moistened by water spreading outward from surface flow discharged by springs. Small, local populations are scattered throughout Ash Meadows in Nevada.




The loss of habitat by recent agricultural and municipal development activities, the clearing of land for road construction,the removal of ground water and diversion of surface spring flow, and local mining activities threaten the integrity of the species' habitat and,therefore, their survival.


Actions / Current Information:


Citation Page
03/25/2009 74 FR 12878 12883 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 58 Species in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah; Availability of Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada
05/20/1985 50 FR 20777 20794 Determination of Thr. Status w/ Crit. Hab for 6 Plants & 1 Insect in Ash Meadows, NV & CA; & End. Status w/ Crit. Hab. for 1 Plant in Ash Meadows; 50 FR 20777-20794
10/13/1983 48 FR 46590 46598 Proposed End. Status & Crit. Hab. for Seven Plant & One Insect Species in Ash Meadows, NV & CA; 48 FR 46590-46598
Last updated: April 16, 2014