Habitats of North Carolina
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Marshes, Mires, and Shoreline Habitats
Montane Broadleaf Herbaceous Mires
General Description Mucky seeps and bottomlands, not necessarily associated with sphagnum mats or peatland soils. Often associated with forests, with its defining species tolerant of partial to deep shade.

Baltimore Checkerspot is associated with this habitat based on its main larval host plants, species of Chelone. However, those host plants themselves are less restricted to montane habitats and are placed in more general habitats associated with seepages or mucky soils.

Abiotic Factors
Biotic Structure
Co-evolved Species Groups Phagic and Competitory Symbioses:
Monarda species // Anterastria teratophora-Pyrausta signatalis

Determining Species
Taxa Global RankState RankProbability of Extirpation (PE)
Anterastria teratophora - Gray Marvel Moth G5S40.0007
Pyrausta signatalis - Raspberry Pyrausta Moth
Boykinia aconitifolia - Allegheny Brookfoam G4S30.0058
Cardamine clematitis - Mountain Bittercress G3S2S30.0164
Chrysosplenium americanum - American Golden-saxifrage G5S30.0058
Conioselinum chinense - Hemlock-parsley G5S10.3584
Diphylleia cymosa - Umbrella-leaf G4S40.0007
Hydrocotyle americana - American Water-pennywort G5S30.0058
Lycopus uniflorus - Northern Bugleweed G5S30.0058
Micranthes micranthidifolia - Lettuceleaf Saxifrage G5S30.0058
Monarda didyma - Scarlet Beebalm G5S40.0007
Parnassia asarifolia - Kidneyleaf Grass-of-Parnassus G4S30.0058
Platanthera herbiola - Tubercled Rein Orchid G4S1S20.1284
Rudbeckia laciniata var. humilis - Blue Ridge Cutleaf Coneflower G5T3S20.0460
Sanguisorba canadensis - Canadian Burnet G5S30.0058
Solidago patula - Northern Roughleaf Goldenrod G5S30.0058
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae - New England Aster G5S30.0058
Veratrum viride - Green False-hellebore G5S40.0007
Viola pallens -
Euphydryas phaeton - Baltimore Checkerspot G4S20.0460
Expected Number of Extirpations with a PE value (Sum of PE) = 0.6042
N = Number of Extant Species with a PE value = 17
Average PE = ENE/N = 0.0355
Number of S5 species = 0
Proportion of Secure Species = Number of S5 Species/N = 0.0000
Habitat Risk Index = ENE x (1 – PSS) = 0.6042

Estimated Risk to the Determining Species
Estimated Security of the Habitat
Index of Habitat Imperilment
Identified Risks
Observed Trends
Distribution Map
Major Conservation Reserves
Priority Areas for Surveys and Conservation Protection
Stewardship and Management Recommendations
Updated on 2022-01-01 00:44:39