Mountain Pimpernel Taenidia montana MackenzieG3 (Globally rare/local)  -  Threatened (MD)  -  S2 (State rare)    Synonyms: Mountain Parsley, Taenidia montana.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Apiales   >   Family Apiaceae   >   Genus Taenidia   


The Mountain Pimpernel is a globally rare plant that is endemic to shale barrens in the Ridge and Valley of Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. According to NatureServe, "Taenidia montana is found on the upper edge of barrens, shale outcrops, limestone outcrops and steep slopes. The soils are shallow to deep and may be stony and/or loamy. Noted aspects are western and southeastern. The sites are dry limestone woods, open woods, dense hardwood forests and scattered hardwood and coniferous forests." MD DNR states that woody succession of shale barren habitats and White-tailed Deer herbivory have greatly affected populations in Maryland.

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