Endangered Plants: Images


American Hart's Tongue FernAmerican Hart's-Tongue FernPhyllitis scolopendrium var. americanum
Status: Threatened
Status cause: Habitat destruction from trampling, lumbering and quarrying.
Where found: Alabama, Tennessee, Michigan, New York and Ontario, Canada.

Decurrent False AsterDecurrent False AsterBoltonia decurrens
Status: Threatened
Status cause: Habitat loss due to wetland drainage, agricultural use of habitat and siltation.
Where found: The floodplains of the Illinois and Mississippi River.

Dwarf Lake IrisDwarf Lake IrisIris lacustris
Status: Threatened
Status cause: Habitat loss.
Where found: Michigan, Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada.

GeocarponGeocarpon
Status: Threatened
Status cause: Habitat modification from forestry and agricultural land use.
Where found: Arkansas and Missouri.

Houghton's GoldenrodHoughton's GoldenrodSolidgo houghtonii
Status: Threatened
Status cause: Loss of habitat due to human shoreline activities.
Where found: Howhere else in the world but the Great Lakes shoreline along the northern shores of Lakes Michigan and Huron.

Lakeside DaisyLakeside DaisyHymenoxys acaulis var. glabra
Status: Threatened
Status cause: Habitat alteration from limestone quarrying and succession.
Where found: Ohio and Ontario, Canada.

Leafy Prairie CloverLeafy Prairie CloverDalea foliosa
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Habitat destruction due mainly to agricultural development of land.
Where found: On prairie lands in northern Illinois, northern Iowa, southern Minnesota, and both sourther and western Wisconsin.

Leedy's RoserootLeedy's RoserootSedum integrifolium ssp. leedyi
Status: Threatened
Status cause: Its unique cliffside habitat, and the potential threat of human disturbance.
Where found: Four populations of several thousand plants are known to exist: two in Minnesota and two in New York.

Mead's MilkweedMead's MilkweedAsclepias meadii
Status: Threatened
Status cause: Habitat loss due to agricultural practices.
Where found: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri.

Michigan MonkeyflowerMichigan MonkeyflowerMimulus glabratus var. michiganensis
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Habitat loss due to recreational and residential development.
Where found: Michigan.

Minnesota Dwarf Trout LilyMinnesota Dwarf Trout LilyErythronium propullans
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Unusual reproduction of species (the plant almost never produces a seed, but grows from an underground bulb that renews itself annually.) It faces possible extinction due to human developments of its habitat.
Where found: Only within the 275 square mile radius of Rice and Goodhue Counties Minnesota.

Missouri BladderpodMissouri BladderpodLesquerella filiformis
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Loss of its prairie habitat.
Where found: Missouri.

Northern Wild MonkshoodNorthern Wild MonkshoodAconitum noveboracense
Status: Threatened
Status cause: Habitat loss or degradation such as contamination and filling of sink holes, grazing and trampling by livestock, human use of habitat for logging and road building, misapplication of pesticides, and collection of the species.
Where found: Iowa, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Pitcher's ThistlePitcher's ThistleCirsium pitcheri
Status: Threatened
Status cause:
Where found: Found only in the dune areas of the Great Lakes in Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada.

PondberryPonberryLindera melissifolia
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Loss and degradation of its habitat due to development.
Where found: Believed extirpated from the Midwest. There are 19 known populations scattered throughout six southern states: Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Prairie Bush CloverPrairie Bush-CloverLespedeza leptostachya
Status: Threatened
Status cause: Habitat destruction due mainly to agricultural development of land.
Where found: On prairie lands in northern Illinois, northern Iowa, southern Minnesota, and both southern and western Wisconsin.

Price's Potato-BeanPrice's Potato-BeanApios priceana
Status: Threatened
Status cause: Habitat loss due to cattle grazing, trampling, clear cutting and succession.
Where found: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Running Buffalo CloverRunning Buffalo CloverTrifolium stoloniferum
Status: Endangered
Status cause: Habitat loss and species disturbance.
Where found: Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Small Whorled PogoniaSmall Worled PogoniaIsotria medeoloides
Status: Threatened
Status cause: Habitat loss due to development.
Where found: Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, New England and Ohio.

Western Prairie Fringed OrchidWestern Prairie Fringed OrchidPlatanthera praeclara
Status: Threatened
Status cause: Habitat loss due to agricultural uses.
Where found: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Oklahoma.


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