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Threatened, Endangered, or Sensitive Species

Threatened and Endangered Plants


 

 

American hart's - tongue fern

Asplenium scolopendrium var. americana

Status: Threatened

Status cause: Habitat destruction from trampling, lumbering, and quarrying.

Where found: Alabama,Tennessee, Michigan, New York, and Ontario, Canada.

Distribution within GLA National Forests: Michigan - Hiawatha National Forest.

Recovery Plan : Yes-1993

Key Habitat Features:  In Michigan, it is epipetric upon Engadine dolostones within the Niagara Escarpment

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Dwarf lake iris

Iris lacustris

Status : Threatened

Status cause : Habitat loss

Where found: Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada.

Distribution within GLA National Forests: Michigan - Hiawatha National Forest.

Recovery Plan: No; Draft Only

Key Habitat Features:  An endemic of the northern shores of Lakes Huron and Michigan. Substrates include limestone crevices, gravel, adn moist sand, under the slight shade of cedar or fir.

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Eastern prairie fringed orchid

Platanthera leucophaea

Status : Threatened

Status cause : Habitat loss due to agricultural uses.

Where found : Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin.

Distribution within GLA National Forests : No

Recovery Plan : No; Draft Only

Key Habitat Features:  Open prairies of rich, moist, black sandy soils.  Also along bog lake margins, and open bogs in sedge mats.  Not usually associated with highly acidic, sphagnous weltands.

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Fassett’s locoweed

Oxytropis campestris var. chartacea

Status : Threatened

Status cause:

Where found: Wisconsin

Distribution within GLA National Forests : Wisconsin – Chequameqon and Nicolet National Forests.

Recovery Plan : Yes - 1991

Key Habitat Features:  Sandy lakeshores in zones of seasonal water level fluctuations.

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Houghton's goldenrod

Solidago houghtonii

Status : Threatened

Status cause: Loss of habitat due to human shoreline activities.

Where found: A Great Lakes shoreline endemic found along the northern shores of Lakes Michigan and Huron ( Michigan, and Ontario, Canada).

Distribution within GLA National Forests : Michigan – Hiawatha and Huron Manistee National Forests.

Recovery Plan: Yes-1997

Key Habitat Features:  Found within damp interdunal hollows and flats, swales, limestone crevices and pavements (alvars).  An endemic to the northern shores of Lakes Huron and Michigan.

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Lakeside daisy

Hymenoxys acaulis var. glabra

Status : Threatened

Status cause: Habitat alteration from limestone quarrying and succession.

Where found: Michigan, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada.

Distribution within GLA National Forests: Michigan - Hiawatha National Forest.

Recovery Plan : Yes-1990

Key Habitat Features:  Open limestone pavements (alvars), very shallow to no soil and dry prairies that have limestone or dolomite bedrock at or near the surface.  These sites are generally flat and open, seasonally moist in the spring and extremely droughty in the summer.

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Michigan monkey flower

Mimulus glabratus var.michiganensis

Status: Endangered

Status cause: Habitat loss due to recreational and residential development.

Where found: Michigan

Distribution within GLA National Forests: No

Recovery Plan: Yes-1996

 

Key Habitat Features:   An endemic of northern Michigan found in aquatic habitats along forest edges and small openings along streams and lakeshores in areas of muck over sand where water is flowing.

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Northern wild monkshood

Aconitum noveboracense

Status: Threatened.

Status cause: Habitat loss or degradation such as contamination and filling of sink holes, grazing and trampling by lifestock, 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.

Distribution within GLA National Forests: No

Recovery Plan: Yes-1983

Key Habitat Features:  Moist, wooded, shady cliffs and talus slopes, seepages or in crevices along streams.  No particular rock substrate appears to be favored habitat.  It is found on both sandstone and dolomite. *

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Pitcher's thistle

Cirsium pitcheri

Status: Threatened.

Status cause: Loss of habitat due to human shoreline activities.

Where found: A Great Lakes endemic found only in the dune areas of the Great Lakes in Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada.

Distribution within GLA National Forests: Michigan - Hiawatha National Forest, Huron Manistee National Forest.

Recovery Plan: No, Draft Only

Key Habitat Features: Endemic to dunes and sand beaches of Lakes Huron and Michigan, and two sites on Lake Superior.

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Prairie bush-clover

Lespedeza leptostachya

Status: Threatened.

Status cause: Habitat destruction due mainly to agricultural development of land.

Where found: Prairie lands in northern Illinois, northern Iowa, southern Minnesota, and southern and western Wisconsin.

Distribution within GLA National Forests: No.

Recovery Plan: Yes-1988

Key Habitat Features:  Dry, sandy upland prairies

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Western prairie fringed orchid

Platanthera praeclara

Status: Threatened.

Status cause: Habitat loss due to agricultural uses.

Where found: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Oklahoma.

Distribution within GLA National Forests: No

Recovery Plan: Yes-1996

Key Habitat Features:  Moist calcareous prairies and sedge meadows, and the swales associated with ancient beach ridge/swale complexes.

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* While no known locations within Ecological Section 212, historic range, potential habitat and relative proximity to existing populations warrant this species listing on this page.