Family: Aster Family (Asteraceae)
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This species has been found only once in New York but more occurrences could probably be found in the Adirondacks if more searches are done.
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There are two existing populations with hundreds of plants each and no other historical populations.
In the United Kingdom, where approximately one-quarter of the world's population of this plant are reported, researchers estimate this plant has declined by about 50% in the last 25 years (Edinburgh Biodiversity Partnership). With only a few known and historical New York populations, assessing the trend here is very difficult. More information on historical distribution and current known populations are needed before a trends assessment can be evaluated.
We have no historical records of this plant. The first specimen from New York was collected in 1989. A second population was discovered in 2003, although this second population may be considered adventive. More information is needed on possible older records in New York before the long-term trends can be assessed. We speculate that this plant was always rare in New York.