Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Nuttall's Mock Bishop's-weed
Ptilimnium nuttallii
Family: Apiaceae

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

Global Rank: G5?
State Rank: S1S2

Damp prairies, glades, and shores, wet soil.

Species Description:
Annual herb.

Flowering Period: Early June to late July.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This plant occurs in swamps and the leaves are divided into filiform segments. The bracts below the inflorescence are well developed in this species and 3 cleft; sepals are deltoid.

Avoid changes in moisture/hydrologic conditions at the site. Changes could result from overstory removal, stream/wetland alteration or vegetation removal that would result in increased erosion. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species and should be removed. Avoid creating access to the site through trail or road construction.

Global Range:

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Data last updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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