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]

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 Green Salamander Aneides aeneus 1a.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]

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)