Bead Pinweed

Species Name: Lechea pulchella Raf. Var. moniliformis

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Species Distribution in Massachusetts

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Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Endangered

Habitat Description

Typically found in dry, gravelly or sandy, open ground and fields. Prefers dry to moist sandy plains disturbed meadows, shores and open woods.

Threats to Survival

Massachusetts is at the northern edge of its range. Habitat loss due to development and natural succession are also major threats. Increased shading by shrubs, off road vehicle impacts and development are also threats.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Prescribed fire in early successional habitats and protection from dramatic changes in light or moisture in extant wetlands populations.