Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission





Short's Hedgehyssop
Gratiola viscidula
Family: Scrophulariaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  S
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S3

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Habitat:
Open wetlands, alluvial forests, wet streambanks.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Phenology:
Flowering Period: Early June to late September.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Stem leaves clasp the stem and the fruit, a capsule, is shorter than the sepals. The leaves generally have 3-5 sharp teeth and 3-5 nerves.

Management:
Avoid changes in moisture/hydrologic conditions at the site. Changes could result from overstory removal, stream/wetland alteration or impacts due to erosion. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species and should be removed.

Global Range:
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Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
naturepreserves@ky.gov
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