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The Biodiversity View is used to record the historical and present geographical distribution of this species and its classification in native plant listings.

  Item Notes
1 FESA listing Used for species that are included on the current listing based on the United States Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973.
2 IUCN red list Used for species that are included on the 1994 IUCN red list published by the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre.
3 Native status An indicator used with regional flora to classify a plant as native, indigenous or endemic.
4 Exotic status An indicator used with regional flora to classify a plant as alien, exotic or invasive.
5 Noxious weed An indicator used by state agricultural agencies to identify the potential threat a non-native species poses to the local economy.
6 Naturalscape Checked if this plant is found along roadsides, open fields and other non-cultivated areas and is not normally considered a "wildflower".  This is a non-pejorative word for "a common weed".
7 Wildflower Checked if this plant is found along roadsides, open fields and other non-cultivated areas but has enough inherent beauty to be considered ornamental.
8 Tentative listing Checked if the "FESA listing", "IUCN red list", or "Noxious weed" classification is tentative awaiting further documentary evidence.
9 Wetland indicator The wetland indicator represents the estimated probability of a species occurring in wetlands versus non-wetlands in a region of study.
10 Wetland classification A list of estuarine, lacustrine, marine, palustrine and riverine communities where this species is natively found.
11 Geographic origin The places where this plant is thought to have originated from.  Through several millennia of mankind's efforts this record is fairly obscure.
12 Distribution range The places where this plant is commonly found in the wild today.

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Last reviewed March 25, 2004   

 

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