Regularity: Regularly occurring
Global Range: Regional endemic. Occurs from northwestern Florida (panhandle) west to Alabama and Mississippi.
Pinguicula planifolia may be characterized by pubescence of the scape uniform throughout its length and all glandular, expanded portion of the corolla not at all veiny and by leaves dull red or reddish green; lobes of the corolla deeply incised (Godfrey and Wooten, 1981).
Comments: In shallow water, margins of peaty ponds, bogs, boggy flatwoods, ditches and drainage canals.
Life History and Behavior
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N3 - Vulnerable
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
Reasons: Regional endemic. Habitat directly threatened by conversion to pasture, pine plantations, and agriculture, as well as by restriction of natural fires and alterations of hydroperiod. Need better data on abundance and distribution rangewide.
Comments: Highly threatened by land-use conversion, habitat fragmentation, and forest management practices; lack of disturbance resulting in succession also adversely affects this species (Southern Appalachian Species Viability Project 2002). Threat include conversion of habitat for pasture, pine plantations, and agriculture; restriction of fire; alteration of hydroperiod. Collecting by carnivorous plant enthusiasts may be small factor in decline.
Biological Research Needs: Determine adequate management practices.
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Distinct species. Six members of the genus occur in the southeastern United States.
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