Nongame and Rare Species Program: Rare Plant Communities
The Rare Plant Community List defines 210 natural community types, including 152 upland types and 58 wetland types for Texas. The goal of the list is to stimulate the awareness of rare and declining terrestrial communities of Texas. The list below was developed for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's (TPWD) revised Texas Conservation Action Plan. Plant communities are ranked using a conservation status system established by NatureServe. Each community type possess a global (range-wide) and state rank based on their respective rarity. The conservation status of a plant community is designated by a number from one to five, preceded by a letter reflecting the appropriate geographic scale (G=Global, S=State). Numbers have the following meaning: 1) Critically imperiled, 2) Imperiled, 3) Vulnerable, 4) Apparently secure, and 5) Secure.
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