Rare Plant Photos

All species are rare somewhere. Rare lists are always changing (and we're happy to gather field data to help in that process). Here are some images of plants that are or have been considered rare in places we've worked. They could be on a state rare or watch list, or be or have been considered sensitive/rare on a particular management area or region.


Arethusa bulbosa
Arethusa bulbosa, Virginia Rare List
Botrychium minganense
Botrychium minganense, Ottawa National Forest, MI, rare on the Ottawa
Botrychium oneidense
Botrychium oneidense, Ottawa National Forest, MI, rare on the Ottawa
Botrychium rugulosum
Botrychium rugulosum, Ottawa National Forest, MI, rare on the Ottawa
Botrychium simplex
Botrychium simplex, Ottawa National Forest, MI, rare on the Ottawa
Botrychium simplex
Botrychium simplex, Ottawa National Forest, MI, rare on the Ottawa
Buchnera americana
Buchnera americana, Virginia Rare List
Carex backii
Carex backii, Ottawa National Forest, MI, rare on the Ottawa
Carex conoidea
Carex conoidea, Virginia Rare List
Ceratophyllum echinatum
Ceratophyllum echinatum, Ottawa National Forest, MI, rare on the Ottawa
Clematis occidentalis
Clematis occidentalis, fruiting head, Ottawa National Forest, MI, Michigan Special Concern species
Clematis occidentalis
Clematis occidentalis, leaf, Ottawa National Forest, MI, Michigan Special Concern species
Collinsia parviflora
Collinsia parviflora, Ottawa National Forest, MI, Michigan Special Concern species
Conopholis americana
Conopholis americana, Ottawa National Forest, MI, rare on the Ottawa
Cornus canadensis
Cornus canadensis, Virginia Rare List
Cypripedium arietinum
Cypripedium arietinum, Rare on the Ottawa
Cypripedium reginae
Cypripedium reginae, Virginia Rare List, Rare on the Ottawa
Drosera intermedia
Drosera intermedia, Virginia Watch List
Dryopteris expansa
Dryopteris expansa, Ottawa National Forest, MI, rare on the Ottawa
Dryopteris filix-mas
Dryopteris filix-mas, Ottawa National Forest, MI, rare on the Ottawa
Dryopteris goldiana
Dryopteris goldiana, Ottawa National Forest, MI, rare on the Ottawa
Epilobium ciliatum
Epilobium ciliatum, Virginia Rare List
Eriocaulon aquaticum
Eriocaulon aquaticum, Virginia Rare List
Goodyera repens
Goodyera repens, Virginia Rare List
Gratiola aurea
Gratiola aurea, Michigan Special Concern Species
Gratiola aurea
Gratiola aurea, Michigan Special Concern Species
Hexalectris spicata
Hexalectris spicata, Virginia Rare List
Menyanthes trifoliata
Menyanthes trifoliata, Virginia Rare List
Mimulus guttata
Mimulus guttata, rare in Michigan
Myriophyllum farwellii
Myriophyllum farwellii,axillary reproductive structure, Ottawa National Forest, MI, Michigan Threatened species
Nuphar pumila
Nuphar pumila,Ottawa National Forest, MI, Rare in Michigan
Ophioglossum pusillum
Ophioglossum pusillum, Ottawa National Forest, MI, rare on the Ottawa
Physalis walteri
Physalis walteri, Virginia Watch List
Polystichum braunii
Polystichum braunii, Ottawa National Forest, MI, rare on the Ottawa
Pterospora andromedea
Pterospora andromedea, Ottawa National Forest, MI, rare in Michigan
Pterospora andromedea
Pterospora andromedea, Ottawa National Forest, MI, rare in Michigan
Pyrola asarifolia
Pyrola asarifolia, Bond Falls Natural Area, MI, rare on the Ottawa
Scutellaria incana
Scutellaria incana, Virginia Rare List
Silene nivea
Silene nivea, Ottawa National Forest, MI, rare in Michigan
Silene angustifolium
Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Ottawa National Forest, MI, rare in Michigan
Utricularia geminiscapa
Utricularia geminiscapa, cleistogamous flower, Ottawa National Forest, MI, rare on the Ottawa
Utricularia gibba
Utricularia gibba, Ottawa National Forest, MI, rare on the Ottawa
Zizania palustris
Zizania palustris, Ottawa National Forest, MI, rare on the Ottawa
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