New York Natural Heritage Program
Pine Barren Bellwort
Uvularia puberula Michx.
Uvularia puberula Stephen M. Young
Family: Lily Family (Liliaceae)

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: 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?
The shiny leaves of this species are fairly easy to see from a distance. Unfortunately this has not helped relocate two of the three locations on Long Island where this species was last seen in the 1980s. The genus name comes from the similarity of the hanging flowers of this genus to the uvula hanging at the back of your throat (Fernald 1950). The species name refers to the hairs at the top of the stem (Flora of North America Editorial Committee 2002).

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are three verified occurrences but two have not been seen as many years. These are the only sites known.

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