Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission





Nodding Mandarin
Prosartes maculata
Family: Liliaceae

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

Global Rank: G3G4
State Rank: S3?

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Habitat:
Rich mesic forests.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Phenology:
Flowering Period: Early April to late May.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
There are two species of mandarin in Kentucky. Prosartes maculata has spots on the flower petals and pubescent fruit. Also the leaves are glandular-pubescent, more so than the more common yellow mandarin.

Management:
Timber removal would be detrimental. Trails and road may also be damage the habitat by altering the surface water flow/hydrology, trampling, or other changes. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species.

Global Range:
Range restricted mainly to the Appalachian highlands in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia, plus a disjunct range in southern Ohio on the Allegheny Plateau physiographic province.

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Data last updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
naturepreserves@ky.gov
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