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List of Known Occurrences of Rare Plants in Washington
September 2014

Mason County

A key to status fields appears below. If a scientific name is underlined you may click on it to go to a field guide page (pdf format, average size 300 kb) for that taxon.

Scientific Name
Common Name
State Status
Federal Status
Historic Record
Boschniakia hookeri Vancouver ground-cone R1
Botrychium ascendens triangular-lobed moonwort S SC
Carex obtusata obtuse sedge S
Carex pauciflora few-flowered sedge S
Carex scirpoidea ssp. scirpoidea Canadian single-spike sedge S
Ceratophyllum echinatum smooth hornwort R1
Chrysolepis chrysophylla var. chrysophylla golden chinquapin S
Claytonia multiscapa ssp. pacifica Pacific lanceleaved springbeauty T
Cochlearia groenlandica scurvygrass S
Erigeron aliceae Alice's fleabane S
Githopsis specularioides common bluecup S
Hedysarum occidentale var. occidentale western sweetvetch S H
Heterotheca oregona Oregon goldenaster T H
Lobelia dortmanna water lobelia T
Ophioglossum pusillum Adder's-tongue T
Parnassia palustris var. neogaea northern grass-of-parnassus S
Pellaea breweri Brewer's cliffbrake S
Potamogeton obtusifolius blunt-leaf pondweed S
Tetraphis geniculata tetraphis moss R1
Tetraplodon mnioides entireleaf nitrogen moss R1
Woodwardia fimbriata giant chain fern S

Description of Codes
Historic Record:
H indicates most recent sighting in the county is before 1977.
State Status
State Status of plant species is determined by the Washington Natural Heritage Program. Factors considered include abundance, occurrence patterns, vulnerability, threats, existing protection, and taxonomic distinctness.
Values include:
E = Endangered. In danger of becoming extinct or extirpated from Washington.
T = Threatened. Likely to become Endangered in Washington.
S = Sensitive. Vulnerable or declining and could become Endangered or Threatened in the state.
X = Possibly extinct or Extirpated from Washington.
R1 = Review group 1. Of potential concern but needs more field work to assign another rank.
R2 = Review group 2. Of potential concern but with unresolved taxonomic questions.
Federal Status
Federal Status under the U.S. Endangered Species Act(USESA) as published in the Federal Register:
LE = Listed Endangered. In danger of extinction.
LT = Listed Threatened. Likely to become endangered.
PE = Proposed Endangered.
PT = Proposed Threatened.
C = Candidate species. Sufficient information exists to support listing as Endangered or Threatened.
SC = Species of Concern. An unofficial status, the species appears to be in jeopardy, but insufficient information to support listing.

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