New York Natural Heritage Program
Seaside Gerardia
Agalinis maritima var. maritima
Dicots
Side view showing sepals Stephen M. Young
Family: Figwort Family (Scrophulariaceae)

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: S2S3
A State Rarity Rank of S2S3 means: Imperiled or Vulnerable in New York - Very vulnerable to disappearing from New York, or vulnerable to becoming imperiled in New York, due to rarity or other factors; typically 6 to 80 populations or locations in New York, few individuals, restricted range, few remaining acres (or miles of stream), and/or recent and widespread declines. More information is needed to assign a single conservation status.

Global Rarity Rank: G5T5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5T5 means: Secure globally - Both the species as a whole and the subspecies/variety are common in the world; widespread and abundant (but may be rare in some parts of its range).


Did you know?
Even though this species is now only seen along the coast of Long Island, Seaside gerardia was reported from the inland salt marshes of Onondaga County in the early 1900s (Goodrich 1912). These salt marshes were eventually eliminated by development and Phragmites.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are eight existing populations and most of them have hundreds of plants. One population has hundreds of thousands of plants. There are many populations that have not been searched in over 30 years and this may result in more populations being found.

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