Preservation and Restoration of Endangered Plants

What Are Rare, Threatened, or Endangered Plants?

Oconee bells (Shortia galacifolia). Credit: Janie Marlow

If you are planning an outing, it’s helpful to familiarize yourself with the threatened and endangered species you might find at your destination, both to increase your chances of spotting them, and to avoid accidentally damaging them.

Check out our list of SC Threatened and Endangered Plants. It is important to note that the status of species changes from time to time, so it is also a good idea to consult another source to be sure information is current.

For a listing of state and federally threatened and endangered species (including both plant and animal) by SC county, visit the South Carolina Heritage Trust GIS site for a wealth of information.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service lists Federally threatened and endangered species.

And as a bonus, if you are interested in the status of a particular plant and you know its scientific nomenclature you can use this tool provided by Botanic Gardens Conservation International.