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Gaspe Peninsula Arrow-grass (Triglochin gaspensis)

  • Global Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Juncaginaceae
  • State: ME, NB, NF, NS, PE, QC
  • Nature Serve ID: 127851
  • Lifeform: Graminoid
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Triglochin gaspense, or Gaspe Peninsula arrow-grass, was first described as a species in 2011. It grows as a clump of stems between 2 and 8 inches tall. As of 2016, it was known mostly from Northeastern Canada and two locations in Maine, USA. It only grows in coastal salt marshes, and is of conservation concern due to its restricted habitat and small range. (Löve, D. and Lieth, H., 2011; NatureServe, 2018; USDA and NRCS, 2018)

Where is Gaspe Peninsula Arrow-grass (Triglochin gaspensis) located in the wild?

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Gaspe Peninsula Arrow-grass can be found in Maine, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec

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Taxon Triglochin gaspensis
Authority Lieth & D. Love
Family Juncaginaceae
CPC Number 12644
ITIS 897357
Duration Perennial
Common Names Gaspe Peninsula Arrow-grass
Associated Scientific Names Triglochin gaspense | Triglochin gaspensis
State Rank
State State Rank
Maine S1
New Brunswick S3
Quebec S3
Newfoundland S2
Nova Scotia S1
Prince Edward Island S2
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