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Serpentine Stitchwort (Minuartia marcescens)

  • Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • State: NF, QC, VT
  • Nature Serve ID: 140368
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 04/01/1990

Where is Serpentine Stitchwort (Minuartia marcescens) located in the wild?

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Serpentine Stitchwort can be found in Newfoundland, Quebec, Vermont

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Conservation Actions

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Known from serpentine-rock habitats in eastern North America, occurring primarily at about 20 places in four nearby serpentine areas of western Newfoundland, and also disjunctly on one mountain in Vermont and one mountain on the Gaspe' Peninsula of Quebec. Reportedly locally abundant at the Quebec and Newfoundland sites, with at least 20,000 to 50,000 plants estimated to be present in one region in Newfoundland, but there are only about 100 plants in Vermont. Threats are currently low at the larger occurrences. Reports from New Hampshire and Labrador need substantiation.

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Taxon Minuartia marcescens
Authority (Fernald) House
Family Caryophyllaceae
CPC Number 2865
ITIS 20000
Duration Perennial
Common Names Serpentine Stitchwort | minuartie de la serpentine
Associated Scientific Names Minuartia marcescens | Arenaria marcescens | Arenaria laricifolia var. marcescens
State Rank
State State Rank
Newfoundland S2
Quebec S2
Vermont S1
Ecological Relationships


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