Bog asphodel (Narthecium americanum)
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Species: Narthecium americanum
Common Name: Bog asphodel
Status: Endangered, New Jersey, North Carolina (believed extirpated)
Range: New Jersey, United States
Artist: Robin A. Jess
Artist Home Country: United States
Since the early 1900s, the acreage of New Jersey pine barrens savannah harboring this wildflower has plummeted. Numerous threats to the bog asphodel’s populations include maturing forests, development of cranberry bogs, and incompatible recreational activities.
A specimen of Bog asphodel (Narthecium americanum) from the museum's herbarium collection: