New York Natural Heritage Program
Small-flowered Pearlwort
Sagina decumbens ssp. decumbens
Sagina decumbens in flower Stephen M. Young
Family: Pink Family (Caryophyllaceae)

State Protection: Endangered
listed species are those with: 1) 5 or fewer extant sites, or 2) fewer than 1,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to fewer than 4 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) species listed as endangered by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: This plant is endangered/critically imperiled in New York because of extreme rarity (typically 5 or fewer populations or very few remaining individuals) or is extremely vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G5T5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5T5 means: Secure globally - Both the species as a whole and the subspecies/variety are common in the world; widespread and abundant (but may be rare in some parts of its range).

Did you know?
The species name that means lying down or almost prostrate. If you want to see this tiny plant you may have to lie down too!

State Ranking Justification [-]
There is one existing population of about 200 plants. It occurs in an unprotected area that is not actively managed. There are six historical populations from the late 1800s to the mid-1940s that need to be resurveyed.

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