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
Euphydryas phaetonBaltimore CheckerspotG4S2S20.03699
Conioselinum chinenseHemlock-parsleyG5S1S10.33330
Platanthera herbiolaTubercled Rein OrchidG4S1S2S1S20.11107
Rudbeckia laciniata var. humilisBlue Ridge Cutleaf Coneflower G5T3S2S20.03699
Cardamine clematitisMountain BittercressG3S2S3S2S30.01230
Boykinia aconitifoliaBrook SaxifrageG4S3S30.00407
Chrysosplenium americanumGolden SaxifrageG5S3S30.00407
Hydrocotyle americanaAmerican PennywortG5S3S30.00407
Lycopus uniflorusNorthern BugleweedG5S3S30.00407
Micranthes micranthidifoliaLettuceleaf SaxifrageG5S3S30.00407
Parnassia asarifoliaKidneyleaf Grass-of-Parnassus, Brook ParnassiaG4S3S30.00407
Sanguisorba canadensisCanada BurnetG5S3S30.00407
Solidago patulaNorthern Roughleaf GoldenrodG5S3S30.00407
Symphyotrichum novae-angliaeNew England AsterG5S3S30.00407
Viola pallensG5S3S30.00407
Diphylleia cymosaUmbrella-leafG4S4S40.00041
Monarda didymaScarlet Beebalm, Oswego TeaG5S4S40.00041
Veratrum virideAmerican False-helleboreG5S4S40.00041
Pyrausta signatalisRaspberry Pyrausta MothG5S3S4S3S40.00132
Anterastria teratophoraGray MarvelG5S4S40.00041
Nr = Number of Ranked Species = 20
Ner = Number of Extant, Ranked Species = 20
Nv = Number of Historic and Extirpated Species = 0
Nar = Number of Species at Risk of Extirpation (State rank > S5) = 20
Nss = Number of Secure Species (State Rank = S5) = 0
Pss = Proportion of Secure Species (Nss/Ner) = 0.00000
ENE = Expected Number of Extirpations (Sum of PE) = 0.57431
Average PE (ENE/Ner) = 0.02872
Habitat Risk Index = (Nar+Nv) x Average PE = 20 x 0.02872 = 0.5744

Estimated Risk to the Determining Species
Estimated Risk to the Co-evolved Species Groups
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