The plant is endangered in South Carolina. It is endemic to South Carolina and there are no known occurences outside the state. It is limited to one drainage area.
Isolated population and restricted range.
Extremely uncommon endemic taxon with a very limited distribution. 3 populations known. (Kirkman et al. 1989)
No current research underway.
Populations occur on private land. No current management or protection is afforded (Bert Pittman, South Carolina Heritage Trust Program, pers. comm.)
Seed collection from all extant populations.
Pollination ecology, basic community relationships, population genetic studies.
Further seed collection and propagation are needed.
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