Baptisia arachnifera Duncan (a.k.a. Hairy Rattleweed, Hairy Wild Indigo, Hairy False Indigo) this plant is found only in Georgia, specifically in Wayne and Brantley Counties. Hairy Rattleweed is endangered due to clear-cutting, pests, and fungi affecting the reproduction of the plant. Leaves are simple and heart shaped unlike the typical trifoliate of the genus.
Echinacea laevigata (C.L. Boynt. & Beadle) Blake (a.k.a. Smooth Purple Coneflower) this lovely flower is found in only two counties, Stephens and Habersham. Smooth coneflower is endangered due to collecting, highway construction, and power line maintenance.
Isoetes melanospora Engelm. (a.k.a. Black-spored Quillwort) this plant is found in 6 counties in Georgia, mainly in shallow water. It’s endangered due to quarrying, cattle trampling, and littering.
Isoetes tegetiformans Rury (a.k.a. Mat-forming Quillwort, Merlin’s Grass) Discovered in 1978, this plant is found in Columbia, Green, Putnam and Hancock Counties. It is endangered due to quarrying, littering, and vehicle traffic.
Lindera melissifolia (Walt.) Blume (a.k.a. Pondberry, Pond Spicebush, Jove’s Fruit) this plant is found in Baker, Chatham, Screven, and Wheeler Counties. Southern Spicebush is endangered due to timber harvesting and cattle grazing.
Oxypolis canbyi (Coult. & Rose) Fern. (a.k.a. Canby’s Dropwort) this plant is found in Burke, Dooly, Lee, Jenkins, Screven, and Sumter Counties. It’s endangered due to the loss of wetlands.
Ptilimnium nodosum (Rose) Mathias (a.k.a. Piedmont Mock Bishopweed) this plant is found in Dooly, Greene, and Schley Counties. Piedmont Mock Bishopweed is endangered due to pollution and shoreline development.
Rhus michauxii Sarg. (a.k.a. Dwarf Sumac, False Poison Sumac, Michaux Sumac) this plant is found in Elbert, Columbia, Muscogee, Newton and Cobb Counties. It’s endangered due to the low reproductive capabilities and habitat loss.
Sarracenia oreophila (Kearney) Wherry (a.k.a. Green Pitcher Plant, Flytrap) This plant is found only in Towns County and is endangered due to land development and commercialized sales.
Schwalbea americana L. (a.k.a. Chaffseed) this plant is found Baker and Dougherty Counties, extirpated from Baldwin, Early, Pike, Miller and Worth Counties. Chaffseed is endangered due to habitat conversion and forestry practices.
Silene polypetala (Walt.) Fern. & Schub. (a.k.a. Eastern Fringed Catchfly) this plant is found in Bibb, Crawford, Decatur, Taylor, Talbot, and Upson Counties. It is endangered due to logging practices and the spreading of the Japanese honeysuckle.
Thalictrum cooleyi Ahles (a.k.a. Cooley’s Meadowrue, Savanna Meadowrue)this plant is found only in Worth County and is endangered due to fire suppression and agricultural development.
Torreya taxifolia Arn. (a.k.a. Florida Torreya, Gopherwood, Stinking-cedar) this tree is known only in one county, Decatur. It’s an ancient genus, over 160 million years old, and is endangered due to wasting disease first seen in the 1950’s.
Trillium persistens Duncan (a.k.a. Persistent Trillium, Persistent Wakerobin) this plant is found in Habersham, Rabun, and Stevens Counties. It is endangered due to the limited range, clear-cutting, and collecting.
Trillium reliquum J. D. Freeman (a.k.a. Relict Trillium, Relict Toadshade, Confederate Wakerobin) this plant is found in hardwood forests in the Piedmont. It is endangered due to logging, mining, and the takeover of Japanese honeysuckle and kudzu.
Xyris tennesseensis Kral (a.k.a.Tennessee Yelloweyed Grass) this plant is found in Bartow, Floyd, Gordon and Whitfield Counties. The grass is endangered due to timber operations, erosion, and quarrying.