Habitats of North Carolina
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Early Succesional and Semi-Natural Habitats
Montane Forblands and Successional Fields
Habitat Overview Species of forbs and associated species generally found in non-forested montane environments, including balds, rock outcrops, and successional fields. Maintained by grazing and other disturbances, including fire, e.g., Fireweed.

Related NHP Natural Communities
Determining Species
Taxa Global RankState RankProbability of Extirpation (PE)
Anania funebris - White-spotted Sable Moth
Melanchra adjuncta - Hitched Arches Moth
Melanchra picta - Zebra Caterpillar Moth G4SU0.0020
Papaipema arctivorens - Northern Burdock Borer
Papaipema nelita - Coneflower Borer
Papaipema rigida - Rigid Sunflower Borer
Papaipema unimoda - Meadow Rue Borer
Pyrrhia exprimens - Purple-Lined Sallow
Schinia florida - Primrose Moth
Spargania magnoliata - Double-banded Carpet Moth GNRS3S40.0020
Boloria bellona - Meadow Fritillary G5S40.0007
Pyrgus centaureae - Grizzled Skipper G5S10.3584
Speyeria aphrodite - Aphrodite Fritillary G5S40.0007
Speyeria idalia - Regal Fritillary G3SX
Chamaenerion danielsii - Fireweed G5S10.3584
Hypericum graveolens - Mountain St. John's-wort G3S2S30.0164
Lilium philadelphicum - Wood Lily G5S20.0460
Packera schweinitziana - Schweinitz's Ragwort G5S20.0460
Sibbaldia retusa - Three-toothed Cinquefoil G5S30.0058
Spiranthes ochroleuca - Yellow Ladies'-tresses G4S10.3584
Melanoplus acrophilus - Peak-loving Green-legged Melanoplus G2G3S2S30.0164
Melanoplus cherokee - Cherokee Melanoplus G1G3S20.0460
Melanoplus eurycercus - A Green-legged Melanoplus G4S1S20.1284
Melanoplus pachycercus - Thick Cercused Green-legged Melanoplus G2G3S1S20.1284
Melanoplus similis - Similar Green-legged Melanoplus G5SH
Melanoplus walshii - Walsh's Locust G4G5SU0.0020
Expected Number of Extirpations with a PE value (Sum of PE) = 1.5160
N = Number of Extant Species with a PE value = 16
Average PE = ENE/N = 0.0948
Number of S5 species = 0
Proportion of Secure Species = Number of S5 Species/N = 0.0000
Habitat Risk Index = ENE x (1 – PSS) = 1.5160

Phagic and Competitory Symbioses: (Chamaenerion danielsii-Epilobium species-Oenothera species/Spargania magnoliata) // (Potenilla species/Pyrgus centaureae) // (Viola species/Boloria bellona-Speyeria aphrodite-Speyeria idalia)

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References Crawford, C.J. and Kennedy, L.M., 2009. Spatial and temporal patterns of tree encroachment into a southern Appalachian grass/heath bald using tree rings. Natural Areas Journal 29:367-376.

Updated on 2019-11-13 17:42:45