Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Trepocarpus aethusae
Family: Apiaceae

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

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S3

Margins of swamp forests and sandy river bottoms.

Species Description:
Annual herb.

Flowering Period: Early May to late June.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This wetland species (also found on exposed shorelines) flowers in spring. Leaves are filiform, the flowers white and the bracts associated with the inflorescence conspicuous. The fruit are 8-10 mm long.

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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