New York Natural Heritage Program
Whip Nutrush
Scleria triglomerata Michx.
Monocots
Scleria triglomerata fruit Troy Weldy
Family: Sedge Family (Cyperaceae)

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: 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?
The plants that occur in the ice meadows of the Hudson River in Warrensburg are at the northeastern limit for this species in the United States. Their nearest population in New York is in Massapequa on Long Island.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are nine existing populations, but only one of them has over 100 plants and most of them are not in protected areas. There are 13 historical records.

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