New York Natural Heritage Program
Eastern Grasswort
Lilaeopsis chinensis (L.) Kuntze
Dicots
Lileaopsis chinensis Troy Weldy
Family: Carrot Family (Apiaceae)

State Protection: Threatened
listed species are those with: 1) 6 to fewer than 20 extant sites, or 2) 1,000 to fewer than 3,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to not less than 4 or more than 7 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) listed as threatened by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S2
A State Rarity Rank of S2 means: This plant is threatened/imperiled in New York because of rarity (typically 6-20 populations or few remaining individuals) or is vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: This species is demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
Only the leaves and flower stalks of this small plant are visible since the stems grow underground. You have to get down and muddy to see the tiny flowers. The plants usually appear in one big mass and it's impossible to tell one plant from the other.

State Ranking Justification [-]
This plant is restricted to a narrow habitat (brackish tidal mudflats) that are often impacted by invasive species, run-off, dredging, or other impacts that result in limited high quality habitats. There are nine known populations and at least an additional 15 historical locations.

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