Habitats of North Carolina
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Longleaf Pine Woodlands
General Fire-maintained Herblands
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General Description This habitat occurs on sandy soils in the Coastal Plain where open herbaceous ground covers are maintained by frequent fire. This group includes generalists that occupy both wet savannas as well as dry uplands.

Abiotic Factors
Biotic Structure
Co-evolved Species Groups Phagic and Competitory Symbioses:
Pyxidanthera species // Agrotis buchholzi
Aristida stricta // Doryodes bistrialis

Determining Species
Taxa Global RankState RankProbability of Extirpation (PE)
Agrotis buchholzi G2G3S2S30.0164
Anicla lubricans - Slippery Dart G4G5S3S40.0020
Doryodes bistrialis - Double-lined Doryodes G4S3S4
Stenaspilatodes antidiscaria GNRS3S40.0020
Tornos cinctarius GNRS2S3
Amblyscirtes alternata - Dusky Roadside-Skipper G2G3S20.0460
Hesperia attalus - Dotted Skipper G3G4S2S30.0164
Hesperia meskei - Meske's Skipper G3G4S30.0058
Aristida stricta - Carolina Wiregrass G5S40.0007
Gentiana autumnalis - Pine Barren Gentian G4S30.0058
Marshallia obovata var. scaposa - Spoon-shaped Barbara's-buttons G4G5T3T5S30.0058
Sericocarpus tortifolius - Dixie Whitetop Aster G5S40.0007
Tephrosia florida - Florida Hoary-pea G4G5S30.0058
Xyris caroliniana - Carolina Yellow-eyed-grass G5S40.0007
Peucaea aestivalis - Bachman's Sparrow G3S30.0058
Expected Number of Extirpations with a PE value (Sum of PE) = 0.1081
N = Number of Extant Species with a PE value = 12
Average PE = ENE/N = 0.0090
Number of S5 species = 0
Proportion of Secure Species = Number of S5 Species/N = 0.0000
Habitat Risk Index = ENE x (1 – PSS) = 0.1081

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 00:09:43