Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Global Range: Southwest Ontario to Nebraska, Texas, Louisiana and Alabama, reaching its greatest frequency in the Ozark-Ouchita uplands of Missouri and Arkansas.

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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: Dry to moist, sandy, often sterile soils in open woodlands, barrens, exposed bluffs and dry to mesic prairies.

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Population Biology

Number of Occurrences

Note: For many non-migratory species, occurrences are roughly equivalent to populations.

Estimated Number of Occurrences: 81 to >300

Comments: Very likely that over a hundred occurrences are extant, although lack of tracking in a number of states makes determination difficult.

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Agalinis gattingeri

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Agalinis gattingeri

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 7
Specimens with Barcodes: 17
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: N2 - Imperiled

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure

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Global Short Term Trend: Decline of 10-30%

Comments: Gradual loss of occurrences due to habitat destruction and successional change.

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Threats

Comments: Fairly widespread and relatively common in portions of its range. Threatened on the periphery of its range.

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Management

Biological Research Needs: Determination of exact distribution and status within entire range. Specific life history information regarding pollinator identification, germination requirements, host specificity, etc. Response of the species to proposed management regimes.

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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Risks

Stewardship Overview: Maintenance of open areas within appropriate habitat through prescribed fire on a 3-4 year cycle.

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