Habitats of North Carolina
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Marshes, Mires, and Shoreline Habitats
General Wet Meadows
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Habitat Overview Habitats consist of open or partially shaded, shallow, persistent wetlands occurring in two or more of the state physiographic provinces. Both non-alluvial wetlands, such as peatlands, are included, as are alluvial wetlands, particularly partially filled-in beaver ponds and wet pastures.

Animal members include Bog Turtles, which are associated with both naturally occurring, herb-dominated peatlands and also "wet meadows", which are valley bottom habitats kept open either by grazing by livestock or by beaver activity.
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Determining Species
Taxa Global RankState RankProbability of Extirpation (PE)
Chionodes mediofuscella - Black-smudged Chionodes Moth GNRS4S50.0002
Eudryas unio - Pearly Wood-nymph Moth G5S40.0007
Doellingeria umbellata - Tall Flat-top Aster G5S30.0058
Galium asprellum - Rough Bedstraw G5S20.0460
Mimulus ringens - Allegheny Monkey-flower G5S40.0007
Symphyotrichum puniceum - Purplestem Aster G5S40.0007
Glyptemys muhlenbergii - Bog Turtle G3S20.0460
Juncus marginatus - Grassleaf Rush G5S50.000000000
Juncus scirpoides - Needlepod Rush G5S50.000000000
Lycopodioides apodum - Meadow Spikemoss G5S50.000000000
Spiraea tomentosa - Steeplebush G5S30.0058
Zapus hudsonius - Meadow Jumping Mouse G5S10.3584
Expected Number of Extirpations with a PE value (Sum of PE) = 0.4643
N = Number of Extant Species with a PE value = 9
Average PE = ENE/N = 0.0516
Number of S5 species = 3
Proportion of Secure Species = Number of S5 Species/N = 0.3333
Habitat Risk Index = ENE x (1 – PSS) = 0.3095

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Updated on 2020-11-28 22:14:10