Annual Peanut-grass

Species Name: Amphicarpum amphicarpon

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Species Distribution in Massachusetts


Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Endangered

Habitat Description

Typically found on the shores of small, sandy or peaty coastal plain ponds.

Threats to Survival

Habitat loss due to development, water withdrawals that lower groundwater levels and by climate-change associated variations in patterns of precipitation and drought.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Monitored for invasions of exotic plants and over-abundance of native plants due to fire suppression, protection of habitat from development and changes in light or moisture.