National Wildlife Refuge System

Threatened and Endangered Plant Species Found on the National Wildlife Refuge System

The following list includes all of the federally listed threatened and endangered plant species that are known to occur on units of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The species are listed in alphabetical order by scientific name.

  • Aconitum noveboracense - Northern Wild Monkshood
  • Aeschynomene virginica - Sensitive Joint-vetch
  • Agalinis acuta - Sandplain Gerardia
  • Amaranthus brownii - Brown's Pigweed
  • Amaranthus pumilus - Seabeach Amaranth
  • Apios priceana - Price's Potato-bean
  • Arenaria paludicola - Marsh Sandwort
  • Aristida chasae - no common name
  • Asclepias meadii - Mead's Milkweed
  • Asimina tetramera - Four-petal Pawpaw
  • Asplenium scolopendrium var. americana - American Hart's-tongue Fern
  • Astragalus phoenix - Ash Meadows Milk-vetch
  • Boltonia decurrens - Decurrent False Aster
  • Bonamia grandiflora - Florida Bonamia
  • Calyptranthes thomasiana - Thomas' Lidflower
  • Centaurium namophilum - Spring-loving Centaury
  • Cereus eriophorus var. fragrans - Fragrant Prickly-apple
  • Cereus robinii - Key tree-cactus
  • Chamaesyce garberi (=Euphorbia garberi) Garber's Spurge
  • Chamaesyce rockii - `Akoko
  • Chionanthus pygmaeus - Pygmy Fringe-tree
  • Chorizante pungens var pungens - Monterey Spineflower
  • Cirsium pitcheri - Pitcher's Thistle
  • Clermontia pyrularia - 'oha wai
  • Clitoria fragrans - Pigeon Wings
  • Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. maritimus - Salt Marsh Bird's-beak
  • Cordylanthus palmatus - Palmate-bracted Bird's-beak
  • Coryphantha sneedii var. robustispina - Pima Pineapple Cactus
  • Coryphantha sneedii var. sneedii - Sneed Pincushion Cactus
  • Cyanea acuminata - Haha
  • Cyanea humboldtiana - Haha
  • Cyanea koolauensis - Haha
  • Cyanea schipmanii - Haha
  • Cyrtandra subumbellata - Ha`iwale
  • Cyrtandra viridiflora - Ha`iwale
  • Dicerandra christmaii - Garett's Mint
  • Echinocereus fendleri var. kuenzleri - Kuenzler Hedgehog Cactus
  • Enceliopsis nudicaulis var. corrugata - Ash Meadows Sunray
  • Eriogonum longifolium var. gnaphalifolium - Scrub Buckwheat
  • Eryngium aristulatum var. parishii - San Diego Button-celery
  • Erysimum capitatum var. angustatum - Contra Costa Wallflower
  • Eugenia woodburyana - no common name
  • Frankenia johnstonii - Johnston's frankenia
  • Gardenia manii - nanu, Na`u
  • Goetzea elegans - Beautiful Goetzea
  • Grindelia fraxino-pratensis - Ash Meadows Gumplant
  • Harrisia portorricensis - Higo Chumbo
  • Helianthus pardoxius - Pecos Sunflower
  • Helonias bullata - Swamp Pink
  • Hesperomanni arborescens - no common name
  • Howellia aquatilus - Water Howellia
  • Hymenoxys aculis var. glabra - Lakeside Daisy
  • Iris lacustris - Dwarf Lake Iris
  • Isodendrion laurifolium - Aupaka
  • Ivesia kingii var. eremica - Ash Meadows Ivesia
  • Lespedeza leptosyachya - Prairie Bush-clover
  • Liatris ohlingerae - Scrub Blazingstar
  • Lilaeopsis schaffneriana var. recurva - Huachuca Water Umbel
  • Lobelia gaudichaudii spp. koolauensis - no common name
  • Lobelia oahuensis - no common name
  • Lomatium bradshawii - Bradshaw's Desert-parsley
  • Manihot walkerae - Walker's Manioc
  • Mariscus pennatiformis ssp. bryanii - no common name
  • Mentzelia leucophylla - Ash Meadows Blazing-star
  • Nitrophila mohavensis - Amargosa Niterwort
  • Oenothera deltoides - ssp. howellii - Antioch Dunes Evening-primose
  • Orcuttia californica - California Orcutt Grass
  • Oxypolis canbyi- Canby's Dropwort
  • Oxytropis campestris var. chartacea - Fassett's locoweed
  • Paronychia chartacea (=Nyachia pulvinata) - Papery whitlow-wort
  • Penstemon haydenii - Blowout penstemon
  • Peperomia wheeleri - Wheeler's Peperomia
  • Phlegmariurus nutans - Wawae`iole
  • Phyllostegia hirsuta - no common name
  • Phyllostegia racemosa - kiponapona
  • Platanthera leucophaea - Eastern prairie fringed orchid
  • Platanthera praeclara - Western Prairie Fringed Orchid
  • Pogogyne abramsii - San Diego Mesa Mint
  • Pogogyne nudiuscula - Otay Mesa Mint
  • Polygonella basiramia (=P. ciliata var. b.) - Wireweed
  • Polystichum aleuticum - Aleutian Shield-fern
  • Pritchardia remota - Loulu
  • Prunus geniculata - Scrub Plum
  • Pteris lydgatei - no common name
  • Sanicula purpurea - no common name
  • Sarracenia oreophila - Green Pitcher-plant
  • Schiedea verticillata - Whorled Schiedea
  • Schwalbea americana - American Chaffseed
  • Sclerocactus glaucus - Unita Basin Hookless Cactus
  • Sedum integrifolium leedyi - Leedy's Roseroot
  • Serianthes nelsonii - Hayun Lagu
  • Sesbania tomentosa - 'ohai
  • Sidalcea nelsoniana - Nelson's Checker-mallow
  • Stahlia monosperma - Cobana Negra
  • Tetraplasandra gymnocarpa - no common name
  • Thymophylla tephroleuca - Ashy Dogweed
  • Trifolium stoloniferum - Running Buffalo Clover
  • Viola oahuensis - no common name
Last updated: November 7, 2012