New York Natural Heritage Program
Flax-leaf Whitetop
Sericocarpus linifolius (L.) B.S.P.

Threats [-]
Improper maintenance of successional grasslands where it grows can lead to succession and a loss of plants to competition. Too much direct disturbance during the growing season may also reduce numbers of plants.

Conservation Strategies and Management Practices [-]
This species needs disturbance to reduce competition from woody plants and more aggressive herbaceous plants. However, too much direct disturbance to the plants will reduce or eliminate the population. Its habitat could be disturbed in the non-growing season to open it up for seed germination and colonization, but direct disturbance should be prevented during the growing season.

Research Needs [-]
Research is needed to determine both the soil conditions that favor this plant in remnant grasslands, and whether existing populations can be augmented.