Regularity: Regularly occurring
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: According to Holmgren and Holmgren (2011), Eremogone loisiae applies to plants from northern Utah, southeastern Idaho (Bear Lake and Oneida Cos.), and southwestern Wyoming (Uinta Co.) that have been included under the misapplied name Eremogone kingii subsp. uintahensis or Arenaria kingii var. uintahensis. The authors indicate that the concept of "uintahensis" is confused and contains E. kingii var. glabrescens among other Eremogone taxa.
FNA (Vol. 5, 2005) recognizes E. kingii var. kingii and E. kingii var. glabrescens only. Eremogone kingii var. glabrescens including vars. uintahensis, compacta, glabrescens, plateauensis, and rosea, saying that these intergrade to such an extent that formal recognition is unwarrented. Eremogone loisiae would be included in FNA's concept of E. kingii var. glabrescens.
Kartesz 1999 recognizes the following subspecies of E. kingii: compacta (including var. glabrescens), kingii, plateauensis, rosea, and uintahensis. It is unclear whether E. loisiae relates to Kartesz's concepts of E. kingii subsp. compacta, E. kingii subsp. uintahensis, or both.