New York Natural Heritage Program
Heart Sorrel
Rumex hastatulus Baldw.
Rumex hastatulus plants George Bruso, Johnson Wildflower Center Slide Library
Family: Buckwheat Family (Polygonaceae)

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: SH
A State Rarity Rank of SH means: This plant is only historically known from New York State, typically with the last plant observed over 20 years ago. Many SH plants have not been seen in 50-100 years.

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: This species is demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

Did you know?
A historical record from 1929 at Napeague Meadows on Long Island was rediscovered in 1986 and was the only known population in the state. Unfortunately, after many searches in the 2000s, it has not been seen again.

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There are no existing populations, although one population on Long Island was known to exist in 1986 but has not been seen since. There are five other historical occurrences mostly from the late 1800s.

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