Rare Plant Profiles

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The Natural Heritage Program monitors the status of over 800 native New Jersey plant species, including 356 species listed as endangered in the state. However, little to no research has been conducted on many of these species, leaving their natural history and management requirements largely unknown. The Heritage Program has long recognized the need to compile and present information about these rarest elements of New Jersey’s biodiversity.

Each Profile provides a concise summary of the natural history, conservation status, and threats for each species. Additional topics may include diagnostic characteristics, seed dispersal and plant reproduction, pollinator dynamics, interspecies interactions, associated species, general habitat requirements, national and state distribution and range, and management recommendations.

Profiles were primarily developed through scientific literature review, but other sources of information included herbaria records and personal communication and/or interviews. It is hoped that these profiles will be a useful resource for botanists, land managers, and everyone interested in New Jersey’s biodiversity.

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    Hypericum adpressum (Barton's St. John's-wort)
    (Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, 2023-03) New Jersey. Department of Environmental Protection. New Jersey Natural Heritage Program; Dodds, Jill S.
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    Hybanthus concolor (Green Violet)
    (Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, 2022-07) New Jersey. Department of Environmental Protection. New Jersey Natural Heritage Program; Johnson, Elizabeth A.
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    Hottonia inflata (Featherfoil)
    (Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, 2022-02) New Jersey. Department of Environmental Protection. New Jersey Natural Heritage Program; Dodds, Jill S.
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    Gymnocarpium dryopteris (Oak Fern)
    (Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, 2023-09) New Jersey. Department of Environmental Protection. New Jersey Natural Heritage Program; Dodds, Jill S.
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    Goodyera tesselata (Checkered Rattlesnake-plantain)
    (Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, 2022-06) New Jersey. Department of Environmental Protection. New Jersey Natural Heritage Program; Dodds, Jill S.
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    Gaultheria hispidula Creeping-snowberry
    (Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, 2022-09) New Jersey. Department of Environmental Protection. New Jersey Natural Heritage Program; Dodds, Jill S.
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    Galium labradoricum (Labrador Marsh Bedstraw)
    (Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, 2023-09) New Jersey. Department of Environmental Protection. New Jersey Natural Heritage Program; Dodds, Jill S.
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    Euphorbia purpurea (Darlington's Glade Spurge)
    (Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, 2022-07) New Jersey. Department of Environmental Protection. New Jersey Natural Heritage Program; Dodds, Jill S.
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    Eupatorium resinosum (Pine Barren Boneset)
    (Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, 2022-09) New Jersey. Department of Environmental Protection. New Jersey Natural Heritage Program; Johnson, Elizabeth A.
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    Equisetum pratense (Meadow Horsetail)
    (Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, 2022-04) New Jersey. Department of Environmental Protection. New Jersey Natural Heritage Program; Dodds, Jill S.
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    Ellisia nyctelea (Aunt Lucy)
    (Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, 2022-05) New Jersey. Department of Environmental Protection. New Jersey Natural Heritage Program; Dodds, Jill S.
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    Eleocharis tenuis var. verrucosa (Warty Spike-rush)
    (Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, 2023-07) New Jersey. Department of Environmental Protection. New Jersey Natural Heritage Program; Dodds, Jill S.
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    Eleocharis compressa var. compressa (Flat-stem Spike-rush)
    (Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, 2023-03) New Jersey. Department of Environmental Protection. New Jersey Natural Heritage Program; Dodds, Jill S.
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    Dryopteris celsa (Log Fern)
    (Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, 2023-06) New Jersey. Department of Environmental Protection. New Jersey Natural Heritage Program; Dodds, Jill S.
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    Diplazium pycnocarpon (Glade Fern)
    (Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, 2023-04) New Jersey. Department of Environmental Protection. New Jersey Natural Heritage Program; Dodds, Jill S.
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    Dichanthelium cryptanthum (Hidden-flowered Panic Grass)
    (Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, 2023-01) New Jersey. Department of Environmental Protection. New Jersey Natural Heritage Program; Dodds, Jill S.
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    Desmodium sessilifolium (Sessile-leaf Tick-trefoil)
    (Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, 2022-07) New Jersey. Department of Environmental Protection. New Jersey Natural Heritage Program; Johnson, Elizabeth A.
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    Cyperus pseudovegetus (Marsh Flat Sedge)
    (Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, 2023-02) New Jersey. Department of Environmental Protection. New Jersey Natural Heritage Program; Dodds, Jill S.
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    Cuscuta indecora var. indecora (Collared Dodder)
    (Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, 2022-05) New Jersey. Department of Environmental Protection. New Jersey Natural Heritage Program; Dodds, Jill S.
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    Crepidomanes intricatum (Weft Fern)
    (Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, 2023-02) New Jersey. Department of Environmental Protection. New Jersey Natural Heritage Program; Dodds, Jill S.