The Botanical Assessment Working Group (BAWG) recently reassessed the ranks of six species: Achnatherum nelsonii ssp. dorei, Polygala senega, Osmorhiza depauperata, Antennaria howellii ssp. canadensis, Antennaria howellii ssp. neodioica, and Myriophyllum verticillatum. A summary of the changes made to these species can be found in the table below.
In addition, Amelanchier sanguinea has been added to Saskatchewan’s flora list as an S1. Thus far it is known only from the Moose Mountain area. See the following for a key to the Amelanchier species found in Saskatchewan (this article can be found online):
Catling PM and G Mitrow. 2006. Regional variation in Amelanchier in the Whitewood area of southeastern Saskatchewan and the first Saskatchewan records of Amelanchier sanguinea. Canadian Field-Naturalist 120(4): 428–432.
Sisyrinchium mucronatum and S. septentrionale are awaiting reassessment pending additional information. Both species continue to be tracked at this time.
Please note that every effort has been made to ensure that this list is accurate; however, the lists provided on our lists page are the final authority for this type of information. For the convenience of our users, we have added the rank reassessment and rank change dates into the excel files of our species lists. This will allow users to sort the data and view the most recently assessed taxa.
Taxa with S-ranks Recently Reassessed or Tracking Statuses Changed
|Scientific Name||Common Name||New (or current) S-rank||Old S-rank||Notes|
|Achnatherum nelsonii ssp. dorei||Columbia Needlegrass||S3||SNR||Added to tracking list|
|Polygala senega||Seneca Snakeroot||S4||S3S4||Previously removed from tracking list in 2014|
|Osmorhiza depauperata||Blunt-fruited Sweet-cicely||S4||S3S4||Previously removed from tracking list in 2014|
|Antennaria howellii ssp. canadensis||Canada Pussytoes||S4||SNR||Not tracked|
|Antennaria howellii ssp. neodioica||Tomentose Pussytoes||S4||S2||Removed from tracking list|
|Myriophyllum verticillatum||Whorled Water-milfoil||S4||S3||Removed from tracking list|
|Amelanchier sanguinea||Round-leaved Serviceberry||S1||none||Newly added to the Sask. flora list and tracking list|