Scientific Name Changes in the New Rare Plant Status List

The 2010 Rare Plant Status Lists contain some scientific name changes that are listed here, old name first then new name.  To see further explanations of why they were changed you can type the new name into the NY Flora Atlas.  www.atlas.nyflora.org. Some of the species are in Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide and should be changed there too.

Aristolochia serpentaria – Endodeca serpentaria (In Newcomb’s)

Boechera shortii – Boechera dentata

Empetrum eamsii ssp. atropurpureum  – Empetrum atropurpureum

Empetrum nigrum ssp. hermaphroditum – Empetrum nigrum

Erechtites hieraciifolia – Erechtites hieraciifolius (In Newcomb’s)

Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. scabriusculum  – Eriophorum angustifolium ssp. angustifolium

Eupatorium hyssopifolium var. laciniatum – Eupatorium torreyanum

Eupatorium rotundifolium var. ovatum – Eupatorium pubescens

Helianthemum dumosum – Crocanthemum dumosum

Helianthemum propinquum  – Crocanthemum propinquum

Lespedeza violacea – Lespedeza frutescens (In Newcomb’s)

Loiseleuria procumbens – Kalmia procumbens (In Newcomb’s)

Neobeckia aquatica – Rorippa aquatica

Zigadenus elegans ssp. glaucus – Anticlea elegans ssp. glaucus

Zigadenus leimanthoides – Stenanthium leimanthoides

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