Global Short Term Trend: Decline of 10-30%
Comments: Lack of prescribed fire and conversion of wetlands for intensive silviculture (e.g. minor drainage, ditches, etc.) are the greatest threats (Chafin 2000), and portend further declines of this unusual shrub.
Global Long Term Trend: Decline of 30-50%
Comments: This shrub is a component of wetland ecotones and part of the longleaf pine ecosystem, which has declined substatially over the long-term.