Rhexia aristosa is known from relatively few element occurrences throughout a disjunct range; few but some of the very best occurrences are protected. It is vulnerable to habitat alteration and destruction. Very few sites have very large numbers of individuals (>50,000).
Wetland (habitat) modification
Very few occurrences left and very few protected. Recent populations found in Fort Bragg Army Base and Camp Lejeune Marine Base (TNC 1993)
Bernadette Plair (Center for Research of Endangered Wildlife, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden) has conducted work on the micropropagation of Rhexia aristosa to increase numbers for research and possible reintroduction as part of an IMLS-funded research on a technique for long-term germplasm storage of shoot-tips.
Presently no management plan exists for Rhexia aristosa (NatureServe 2001).
Protection of habitat and natural hydrologic processes
Surveys to determine abundance and occurrence
Seed collection from populations not currently represented in collection (only 4 populations represented in collection at NCBG)
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