Terlignuia Creek Cat's-Eye
30 November, 2012
Terlignuia Creek Cat's-Eye is found only in the extreme enviornment of West Texas within a six mile radius. It is a perennial herb (year-round) and with flowering stems. Grows in land that has a high level of gypsum (A soft white or gray mineral consisting of hydrated calcium sulfate).
Threats or Causes of Endangerment
This plant is endangered due the rarity of the type of soil it grows in. Not many other plants can live in the inhospitable conditions in its native habitat.
Solutions/ Successes/ Possible Courses of Action for Protection
There are really no soultions or courses of action to be taken to protect this plant due to its rare soil preference.
1. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/terlingu/ 2.www.enature.com 3.http://ecos.fws.gov/speciesProfile/profile/speciesProfile.action?spcode=Q27U