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  • Pink flowers with petals in a conical shape and a deep red stigma.
    Information icon Heather Alley near an experimental population she planted for her master thesis. Photo courtesy of Heather Alley.

    With help from many partners, the endangered smooth coneflower fights to come back

    August 16, 2019 | 5 minute read

    Droopy and slender pink petals give it a daisy-like appearance. Delicate, yet fierce, with a tall and spiked-domed center, it thrives in places that aren’t exactly dainty. Along power line rights-of-way, roadsides, dry slopes, and other disturbed places, the smooth coneflower fights to defend its turf. Left unchecked, trees and shrubs can opportunistically overpower the open prairie-like spaces that wildflowers call home. The smooth coneflower is an endangered wild plant in the aster family.  Learn more...

Faq

  • Purple wildlfowers in an open field, with power lines in the distance.
    Information icon Smooth coneflower habitat. Photo credit: Caroline S. Krom, USFWS.

    Reclassifying the Smooth Coneflower from Endangered to Threatened

    What is the proposed action? The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is proposing to reclassify the smooth coneflower from endangered to threatened and to establish provisions under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to ensure the continued conservation of this species. What did the Service consider in deciding to reclassify the smooth coneflower from endangered to threatened? The Service conducted a thorough review of the best scientific and commercial information available, analyses of threats and demographics for the species.  Learn more...

News

  • Purple wildlfowers in an open field, with power lines in the distance.
    Information icon Smooth coneflower habitat. Photo credit: Caroline S. Krom, USFWS.

    Service Proposes Downlisting Smooth Coneflower From Endangered to Threatened Under Endangered Species Act

    June 23, 2021 | 5 minute read

    Following a thorough scientific review, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is proposing to downlist the smooth coneflower from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). A 4(d) rule that tailors protections while allowing activities that do not hinder its recovery is also being proposed. The proposal represents a significant recovery milestone for the plant following years of ESA-inspired partnerships across its range in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.  Read the full story...

  • A tiny yellow/orange frog with big round eyes.
    Coqui Llanero. Photo by Luis J. Villanueva CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

    Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of eight southeastern species

    March 9, 2018 | 3 minute read

    As part of the process mandated by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct five-year status reviews of eight endangered fish, wildlife, and plants. These species are found in the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. The public is invited to provide information and comments concerning these species on or before May 11, 2018. These five-year reviews will ensure listing classifications under the ESA are accurate and recommend changes in status where appropriate based on the latest science and analysis.  Read the full story...

Wildlife

  • Two cone shaped flowers with pink petals in the foreground with several similar specimens blurred in the background
    Information icon Smooth coneflower at a power-line right of way in Granville County, NC. Photo by Caroline S. Krom, USFWS.

    Smooth Coneflower

    Smooth coneflower is a perennial herb and is a composite, a cluster of flowers grouped together to form a single flower-like structure that will live for more than two years.  Visit the species profile...

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