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Plant Historic List

This list contains plant taxa which have been documented by herbarium voucher specimens to have occurred in Massachusetts in the past, yet have not been documented here in the past 25 years.

Historic list

Scientific Name MA Checklist Synonym Common Name S Rank New England Rank G Rank
Amaranthus pumilus   Seabeach amaranth SH 4 G2
Anemone virginiana var. alba A. virginiana var. riparia; A. riparia Riverbank Thimbleweed SH   G5T4T5
Angelica venenosa A. villosa Hairy-angelica SH 4 G5
Callitriche terrestris C. deflexa Terrestrial Starwort SH 4 G5
Carex livida   Livid Sedge SH G5
Carex peckii   Peck's Sedge SH   G5
Carex vacillans   Swinging Sedge SH  2 GNR
Carex wiegandii   Wiegand's Prickly Sedge SH 1 G4
Carex willdenowii   Willdenow's Sedge SH 2 G5
Castilleja coccinea   Scarlet Painted Cup SH 2 G5
Chenopodium rubrum   Coast-blite SNR   G5
Crataegus dodgei C. rotundata; C. gravesii Dodge's Hawthorn SH  4 G4
Crataegus lumaria C. dodgei var. lumaria Thorny Hawthorn SH  4 GNRQ
Crataegus populnea C. compta; C. iracunda var. populnea; C. iracunda var. stolonifera Poplar Hawthorn SH  2 GNRQ
Crataegus schizophylla   Cut-leaved Hawthorn SNR  2 G1G2
Cuscuta indecora   Collared Dodder SH  2 G5
Cuscuta pentagona   Field-dodder SH  4 G5
Desmodium sessilifolium   Sessile-leaved Tick-trefoil SH  2 G5
Dichanthelium ovale ssp. villosissimum D. villosissimum; Panicum villosissimum Villous Panic-grass SH  4 G5T5
Dichanthelium scoparium Panicum scoparium Velvet Panic-grass SH  4 G5
Draba reptans   Carolina Whitlow-grass SH 2 G5
Echinodorus tenellus E. parvulus; E. tenellus var. parvulus Little Burhead SH 2 G5
Eleocharis equisetoides   Horsetail Spike-rush SH 2 G4
Eleocharis fallax   Deceitful Spike-rush SH 4 G4G5
Eleocharis quadrangulata  E. quadrangulata var. crassior Square-stemmed Spike-rush SH 2 G4
Elymus glabriflorus   Southeastern Wild-rye SH  2 GNR
Floerkea proserpinacoides   False Mermaid SH 2 G5
Galium trifidum ssp. halophilum   Seaside Bedstraw SH   G5T3T5
Halenia deflexa   American Spurred Gentian SH   G5
Lechea intermedia var. juniperina   Maine Pinweed SH   G5TNR
Linum sulcatum var. sulcatum L. sulcatum Grooved Yellow Flax SH 2 G5T5
Lithospermum occidentale Onosmodium virginianum False Gromwell SH 2 G4
Muhlenbergia capillaris    Hairgrass SH 2 G5
Oligoneuron rigidum var. rigidum Solidago rigida  Stiff Goldenrod SH 2 G5
Paspalum laeve  P. laeve var. circulare Field Bead-grass SH 2 G4G5
Platanthera ciliaris Habenaria ciliaris Yellow or Orange-fringed Orchis SH 2 G5
Platanthera obtusata  P. obtusata; Habenaria obtusata Blunt-leaved Orchis SH   G5
Polygala senega   Seneca Snakeroot SH   G4G5
Potamogeton alpinus   Northern Pondweed SH   G5
Pseudognaphalium micradenium Gnaphalium helleri var. micradenium; Gnaphalium obtusifolium var. micradenium Heller's Everlasting SH 4 G3
Pseudolycopodiella caroliniana  Lycopodium carolinianum Carolina or Slender Clubmoss SX 4 G4
Puccinellia fasciculata   Bunched Alkali-grass SH   G3G5
Puccinellia pumila P. tenella ssp. alascana; P. paupercula var. alaskana Northern Alkali-grass SH   G4G5
Pyrola asarifolia   Liverleaf Wintergreen SH   G5
Ranunculus ambigens   American Spearwort SH 2 G4
Ranunculus flammula var. ovalis  R. reptans var. ovalis Creeping Spearwort SH   G5TNRQ
Saururus cernuus   Lizard's Tail SH 2 G5
Schoenoplectus hallii Scirpus hallii Hall's Bulrush SH 4 G2G3
Schoenoplectus heterochaetus  Scirpus heterochaetus; Scirpus lacustris Slender Bulrush SH 2 G5
Schwalbea americana   Chaffseed SH 4 G2G3
Scutellaria integrifolia   Hyssop Skullcap SH 2 G5
Selaginella eclipes  S. apoda ssp. eclipes Hidden Spike-moss SH 4 G4
Sporobolus heterolepis    Northern Dropseed SH 2 G5
Stachys pilosa S. palustris ssp. pilosa; Stachys palustris var. pilosa American Hedge-nettle SH IND G5
           

The conservation status of a species is designated by a number (1-5) and preceded by a letter reflecting the appropriate geographic scale of the assessment.  S Rank refers to "subnational" or the local/state status, while G Rank refers to the "global" status (looking at the species as a whole).

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