List of species of special concern in Rabun County, Georgia

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Lists of animal and plant species that are endangered, threatened, rare or uncommon in Rabun County, Georgia are maintained by both the United States Fish and Wildlife Service [1] and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.[2]


This lists the animal species that are endangered, threatened, rare or uncommon in Rabun County.[3]

Table of Animal Species
Binomial Name Common Name US Status[4] GA Rank[5] GA Status[6] Photo
Alasmidonta varicosa Brook Floater (freshwater mollusk) - Imperiled -
Aneides aeneus Green Salamander - Imperiled Rare Salamander1a.jpg
Cambarus georgiae Little Tennessee Crayfish - Critically imperiled -
Clethrionomys gapperi Southern Red-backed Vole - Rare - apparently secure - SouthernRedbackedVole23.jpg
Corynorhinus rafinesquii Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat - Rare Rare Rafbat.jpg
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis Hellbender - Imperiled Rare Cryptobranchus alleganiensis.jpg
Empidonax minimus Least Flycatcher - Rare - Empidonax-minimus-001.jpg
Eumeces anthracinus anthracinus Northern Coal Skink - Imperiled - Skink.jpg
Glyptemys muhlenbergii Bog Turtle Threatened Imperiled Threatened Bog Turtle.jpg
Moxostoma sp. 4 Brassy Jumprock (sucker fish) - Rare - apparently secure -
Neotoma floridana haematoreia Southern Appalachian Woodrat - Rare -
Notropis hypsilepis Highscale Shiner (fish) - Rare -
Notropis photogenis Silver Shiner (fish) - Critically imperiled Endangered Silvershiner.jpg
Notropis scepticus Sandbar Shiner (fish) - Imperiled Rare
Parascalops breweri Hairy-tailed Mole - Critically imperiled -
Percina evides Gilt Darter - Imperiled or rare - Gilt Darter.jpg
Percina squamata Olive Darter - - Threatened
Phenacobius crassilabrum Fatlips Minnow - Critically imperiled Endangered
Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucus Northern Pine Snake - Imperiled -
Plethodon teyahalee Southern Appalachian Salamander - Imperiled - Plethodon oconaluftee.jpg
Sorex cinereus Masked Shrew - Imperiled or rare - MaskedShrew23.jpg
Sorex dispar Long-tailed or Rock Shrew - Critically imperiled -
Sorex hoyi Pygmy Shrew - Imperiled -
Speyeria diana Diana Fritillary (butterfly) - - -
Synaptomys cooperi Southern Bog Lemming - Critically imperiled -
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus Red Squirrel - Apparently secure - AmericanRedSquirrel.jpg


This lists the animal species that are endangered, threatened, rare or uncommon in Rabun County.[7]

Table of Plant Species
Binomial Name Common Name US Status[4] GA Rank[5] GA Status[6] Photo
Agastache scrophulariifolia Purple Giant Hyssop - Presence not confirmed -
Aralia nudicaulis Wild Sarsaparilla - Imperiled - Aralia nudicaulis BB-1913.png
Brachyelytrum septentrionale Northern Shorthusk Grass - Critically imperiled -
Calamagrostis porteri Porter's Reedgrass - Critically imperiled -
Calystegia catesbeiana ssp. sericata Silky Bindweed - Critically imperiled -
Carex aestivaliformis Sedge - Critically imperiled -
Carex appalachica Appalachian Sedge - Critically imperiled -
Carex biltmoreana Biltmore Sedge - Critically imperiled -
Carex lucorum Southern Fibrous Root Sedge - Critically imperiled -
Carex manhartii Manhart's Sedge - Rare - apparently secure -
Carex misera Wretched Sedge - Critically imperiled -
Carex pedunculata Longstalk Sedge - - -
Carex roanensis Roan Mountain Sedge - Critically imperiled -
Carex scabrata Sedge - Imperiled or rare - Carex scabrata NRCS-1.jpg
Cephaloziella obtusilobula Roundleaf Leafy Liverwort - Presence not confirmed -
Chelone cuthbertii Cuthbert Turtlehead - Critically imperiled -
Comptonia peregrina Sweet-fern - Critically imperiled - Comptonia-peregrina-USFWS-B.jpg
Corydalis sempervirens Pale Corydalis - Critically imperiled -
Cymophyllus fraserianus Fraser's Sedge - Critically imperiled -
Cypripedium acaule Pink Ladyslipper - Secure - Orchid 1.JPG
Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum Small-flowered Yellow Ladyslipper - Apparently secure -
Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens Large-flowered Yellow Ladyslipper - Apparently secure - Cypripedium pubescens.jpg
Diphasiastrum tristachyum Ground Cedar - Critically imperiled -
Drosera rotundifolia Roundleaf Sundew - Critically imperiled - Drosera-rotundifolia.jpg
Gymnoderma lineare Rock Gnome Lichen Endangered Critically imperiled Endangered Rock gnome lichen.jpg
Helianthus smithii Smith Sunflower - Critically imperiled -
Helonias bullata Swamp-pink Threatened Critically imperiled Threatened Helonias bullata FWS.jpg
Huperzia appressa Fir Clubmoss - Critically imperiled -
Hydrastis canadensis Goldenseal - Imperiled Endangered Hydrastis canadensis - goldenseal - desc-flower front view.jpg
Hymenophyllum tayloriae Taylor Filmy Fern - Critically imperiled -
Hypericum buckleii Blue Ridge St. Johnswort - Critically imperiled -
Isotria medeoloides Small Whorled Pogonia Threatened Imperiled Threatened Small whorl pogonia.jpg
Juglans cinerea Butternut (nut-bearing Only) - Imperiled - Juglans cinerea.jpg
Juncus gymnocarpus Naked-fruit Rush - Imperiled to rare -
Kalmia buxifolia Sand-myrtle - Critically imperiled -
Kalmia carolina Carolina Bog Myrtle - Critically imperiled -
Lejeunea blomquistii Blomquist Leafy Liverwort - Presence not confirmed -
Lindernia saxicola Rock False Pimpernel - Presence not confirmed Endangered
Listera smallii Appalachian Twayblade - Imperiled -
Lycopodium clavatum Ground Pine - Critically imperiled - Lycopodium clavatum clavatum1.jpg
Lygodium palmatum Climbing Fern - Imperiled -
Lysimachia fraseri Fraser's Loosestrife - Critically imperiled Rare
Melanthium latifolium Broadleaf Bunchflower - Imperiled -
Menziesia pilosa Minniebush - Critically imperiled -
Monotropsis odorata Sweet Pinesap - Critically imperiled -
Neottia smallii Appalachian Twayblade - Imperiled -
Packera millefolia Blue Ridge Golden Ragwort - Critically imperiled Threatened
Panax quinquefolius American Ginseng - Rare - Panax quinquefolius.jpg
Panax trifolius Dwarf Ginseng - Critically imperiled - Panax trifolius BB-1913.png
Parnassia grandifolia Largeleaf Grass-of-parnassus - Presence not confirmed -
Plagiochila caduciloba Gorge Leafy Liverwort - Critically imperiled -
Plagiochila sharpie Sharp's Leafy Liverwort - Critically imperiled -
Plagiochila sullivantii Sullivant's Leafy Liverwort - Presence not confirmed -
Plagiomnium carolinianum Mountain Wavy-leaf Moss - Imperiled -
Platanthera integrilabia Monkeyface Orchid Candidate Critically imperiled Threatened
Platyhypnidium pringlei Pringle's Platyhypnidium (moss) - Critically imperiled -
Prunus pensylvanica Fire Cherry - Imperiled -
Sanguisorba canadensis Canada Burnet - Critically imperiled Threatened Gsburnet3536.jpg
Sarracenia purpurea Purple Pitcherplant - Critically imperiled Endangered Sarracenia purpurea purpurea, Pancake Bay PP.jpg
Shortia galacifolia Oconee Bells - Critically imperiled Endangered
Solidago simulans Cliffside Goldenrod - Critically imperiled -
Sorbus americana American Mountain-ash - Critically imperiled -
Tofieldia glutinosa or Triantha glutinosa Sticky False Asphodel - Presence not confirmed -
Trillium persistens Persistent Trillium Endangered Critically imperiled Endangered Persistent Trillium Photo.jpg
Tsuga caroliniana Carolina Hemlock - Critically imperiled - Tsuga caroliniana drawing.png
Vaccinium erythrocarpum Bearberry - Critically imperiled -
Xerophyllum asphodeloides Eastern Turkeybeard - Critically imperiled Rare


  1. ^ US Fish & Wildlife Service list for Rabun County (accessed October 20, 2006)
  2. ^ Georgia DNR list for Rabun County (accessed December 20, 2011)
  3. ^ For more information about these animal in Georgia, see: Georgia Special Concern Animals (accessed October 20, 2006)
  4. ^ a b Refers to the status of the species under the Endangered Species Act
  5. ^ a b Refers to a ranking of the rarity of the species in Georgia by the Georgia Natural Heritage Program link (accessed October 20, 2006)
  6. ^ a b Refers to the status of the species in Georgia under the Georgia Endangered Wildlife Act of 1973 or the Georgia Wildflower Preservation Act of 1973
  7. ^ For more information about these animal in Georgia, see: Georgia Special Concern Plants (accessed October 20, 2006)