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helonias bullata

Helonias bullata

Helonias bullata NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

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FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video.Helonias bullata (swamp pink) is a rare perennial rhizomatous herb native to the eastern United States, the only known species in the genus Helonias. The root system is extensive in comparison to the apparent size of the plant on the surface. Blooming in March to May, its fragrant flowers are pink and occur in a cluster at the end a vertical spike which may reach up to 3′ in height. It has evergreen, lance-shaped, and parallel-veined leaves ranging from dark green to light yellow green in color that form a basal rosette

Detailed information
Full Name: Swamp pink (Helonias bullata)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Flowering Plants
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Threatened 09/09/1988 Northeast Region (Region 5) Wherever found
  • States/US Territories in which the Swamp pink, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Delaware , Georgia , Maryland , New Jersey , North Carolina , South Carolina , Virginia
  • US Counties in which the Swamp pink, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Swamp pink, Wherever found is known to occur: Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
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