New York Natural Heritage Program
Torrey's Mountain-mint
Pycnanthemum torrei Benth.
Dicots
Pycnanthemum torrei Stephen M. Young
Family: Mint Family (Lamiaceae)

State Protection: Endangered
listed species are those with: 1) 5 or fewer extant sites, or 2) fewer than 1,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to fewer than 4 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) species listed as endangered by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: This plant is endangered/critically imperiled in New York because of extreme rarity (typically 5 or fewer populations or very few remaining individuals) or is extremely vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G2
A Global Rarity Rank of G2 means: This species is imperiled globally because of rarity (typically 6 - 20 known populations or few remaining individuals) or very vulnerable to extinction throughout its range because of other factors.


Did you know?
This species is named for John Torrey, the famous New york botanist who wrote the first Flora if New York in 1843. A recently discovered population on Staten Island was almost destroyed by the construction of a shopping center.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are three existing populations but all of them are small or highly threatened. Most of the eight historical records occur in areas that are highly developed in the New York City area and are considered extirpated. There is a slight possibility that a few historical records could be rediscovered or new populations found in protected areas in the Lower Hudson region.

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