Peter's Mountain mallow (Iliamna corei)

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General Information

Peters Mountain mallow is known only from a single population on Peters Mountain in Giles County, Virginia above the New River at The Narrows. This species was first discovered in 1927. It is a perennial herb that grows up to 3.5 feet tall and has large, pink, odorless flowers two inches in diameter.

  • States/US Territories in which the Peter's Mountain mallow, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  Virginia
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Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
1986-05-12 Northeast Region (Region 5) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
1986-05-12 00:00:00.0 51 FR 17343 17346 Determination of Iliamna corei (Peter's Mountain mallow) to be End. Species; 51 FR 17343-17346
2008-01-23 00:00:00.0 73 FR 3991 3993 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 10 Listed Species
1985-09-03 00:00:00.0 50 FR 35584 35587 Proposal to Determine Iliamna corei (Peter's Mountain Mallow) to be End. Species; 50 FR 35584-35587

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
1990-09-28 Peters Mountain Mallow View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
2008-01-23 73 FR 3991 3993 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 10 Listed Species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
2008-10-23 Completed Peters Mountain Mallow 5-year review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Peter's Mountain mallow.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Peter's Mountain mallow.

» Petitions

» Life History

Habitat Requirements

This plant is found in pockets of shallow soil on an outcrop of sandstone on a northwest-facing slope approximately 3,000 feet above sea level. The population is growing in a forest with a few pines. It appears to grow best in full sunlight, but can tolerate some shade.

Reproductive Strategy

Peters Mountain mallow can produce fifteen to twenty blooms during the flowering season of June through August. Fruiting takes place from July through October. This species reproduces by seeds and asexually. The flowers are apparently pollinated primarily by sweat bees and germination is enhanced by fire.

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