Species Name: Lechea pulchella Raf. Var. moniliformis
Species Distribution in Massachusetts
Federal Rank: None
Massachusetts State Rank: Endangered
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.