Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Mock Bishop's-weed
Ptilimnium capillaceum
Family: Apiaceae

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

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1S2

Marshes, wet meadows, open wetlands.

Species Description:
Annual herb.

Flowering Period: Early June to late August.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Erect perennial 2-8 dm; leaves filiform with three divisions at a node; bracts also filiform and mostly 3-cleft (cut about half the length) and the sepals deltoid; styles 0.2-0.5 (longer than other species). Plant of marshes and open wetlands.

Changes in moisture/hydrologic conditions of the habitat for this species would likely be detrimental. Changes could result from overstory removal, stream/wetland alteration or impacts due to erosion or soil deposition. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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