Habitats of North Carolina
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Marshes, Mires, and Shoreline Habitats
General Broadleaf Herbaceous Mires
Habitat Overview This habitat includes the entire range of shallow wetlands that support a dense herbaceous vegetation consisting of ferns and forbs. It can occur as open marshes, bogs, and fens or as seeps and shallow pools in closed canopy forests. Examples occur over a broad climatic range and are found in at least two of the state's physiographic provinces.

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Determining Species
Taxa Global RankState RankProbability of Extirpation (PE)
Alisma subcordatum - American Water-plantain G5S30.0058
Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed G5S50.00
Boehmeria cylindrica - False Nettle G5S50.00
Chelone cuthbertii - Cuthbert's Turtlehead G3S30.0058
Chelone glabra - White Turtlehead G5S3S40.0020
Chelone obliqua - Red Turtlehead G4S20.0460
Hypericum adpressum - Creeping St. John's-wort G3SH0.00
Impatiens capensis - Spotted Jewelweed G5S50.00
Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal-flower G5S50.00
Lobelia georgiana - Georgia Lobelia GNRS30.0058
Mimulus alatus - Sharpwing Monkey-flower G5S40.0007
Nelumbo lutea - American Lotus G4S20.0460
Peltandra virginica - Green Arrow-arum G5S50.00
Pilea pumila - Canadian Clearweed G5S50.00
Platanthera clavellata - Small Green Wood Orchid G5S40.0007
Platanthera flava - Southern Rein Orchid G4S30.0058
Platanthera lacera - Ragged Fringed Orchid G5S30.0058
Platanthera peramoena - Purple Fringeless Orchid G5S20.0460
Pluchea camphorata - Camphor Pluchea G5S40.0007
Pontederia cordata - Pickerelweed G5S50.00
Sagittaria australis - Longbeak Arrowhead G5S3S40.0020
Sagittaria latifolia - Broadleaf Arrowhead G5S50.00
Saururus cernuus - Lizard's-tail G5S50.00
Scutellaria lateriflora - Mad-dog Skullcap G5S40.0007
Sparganium americanum - American Bur-reed G5S50.00
Stachys aspera - Rough Hedge-nettle G4S20.0460
Symplocarpus foetidus - Skunk Cabbage G5S30.0058
Viola cucullata - Marsh Blue Violet G5S40.0007
Apios americana - American Groundnut G5S40.0007
Bellura densa - Pickerelweed Borer G5S4S50.0002
Cosmopterix pulchrimella - Beautiful Cosmopterix Moth GNRSU0.0020
Heterophleps triguttaria - Three-spotted Fillip G5S4S50.0002
Hypena manalis - Flowing-line Bomolocha G5S4S50.0002
Papaipema inquaesita - Sensitive Fern Borer G5S3S40.0020
Papaipema speciosissima - Osmunda Borer G4S3S40.0020
Parapamea buffaloensis - Buffalo Moth G4S40.0007
Onoclea sensibilis - Sensitive Fern G5S50.00
Osmunda spectabilis - Royal Fern G5S50.00
Osmundastrum cinnamomeum - Cinnamon Fern G5S50.00
Thelypteris palustris - Marsh Fern G5S50.00
Expected Number of Extirpations with a PE value (Sum of PE) = 0.2343
N = Number of Extant Species with a PE value = 25
Average PE = ENE/N = 0.0094
Number of S5 species = 14
Proportion of Secure Species = Number of S5 Species/N = 0.5600
Habitat Risk Index = ENE x (1 – PSS) = 0.1031

Phagic and Competitory Symbioses: (Boehmeria cylindrica/Hypena manalis) // (Pilea pumila/Cosmopterix pulchrimella-Heterophleps triguttaria ) // (Onoclea sensibilis/Papaipema inquaesita) // (Osmunda spectabilis-Osmundastrum cinnamomeum/Papaipema speciosissima) // (Pontederia cordata/Bellura densa) // (Saururus cernuus/Parapamea buffaloensis)

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Updated on 2021-08-03 12:45:37