Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Ecology

Associations

Flower-Visiting Insects of Marbleseed in Illinois

Onosmodium molle (Marbleseed)
(Short-tongued bees probably collect pollen, other insects probably seek nectar; all observations are from Williams)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus affinis, Bombus bimaculatus, Bombus fervidus, Bombus griseocallis, Bombus impatiens, Bombus vagans

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella striata, Augochloropsis metallica metallica, Lasioglossum admirandus

Ants
Formicidae: Unidentified species

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Epargyreus clarus

Beetles
Cleridae: Phyllobaenus pubescens

Plant Bugs
Miridae: Adelphocoris lineolatus, Plagiognathus obscurus, Plagiognathus politus, Rhinocapsus vanduzeei

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N3 - Vulnerable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: T3 - Vulnerable

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National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure

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Wikipedia

Lithospermum molle

Lithospermum molle, the softhair marbleseed, is a species of flowering plant in the forget-me-not family. This species is a narrow endemic, native primarily to the Nashville Basin of Tennessee, where it is found in limestone prairies near cedar glades. There are disjunct populations in similar habitats in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, in northwest Alabama, in Logan and Warren County, Kentucky as well as other small areas of Tennessee. [2] Outside of Tennessee, it is very rare and perhaps no longer exists in Alabama and Kentucky due to habitat destruction. Because of its highly restricted geographic range, this species is considered vulnerable. [1]

This species has been long confused with Lithospermum bejariense, Lithospermum parviflorum, and Lithospermum virginianum, and its true geographic range and morphological distinctiveness are only recently being clarified. [3]

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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Comments: Following Kartesz (1994 checklist), treated broadly here, including plants sometimes placed in the separate species Onosmodium bejariense, O. hispidissimum, and O. subsetosum.

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