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U.S. Forest Service

Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile

Isotria medeoloides in flower. Isotria medeoloides. Photo by Dennis Horn.

Isotria medeoloides fruit. Isotria medeoloides fruit. Photo by Gary Kaufmann.

Isotria medeoloides habitat. Isotria medeoloides habitat. Photo by Cheryl Coon.

Isotria medeoloides range map. Isotria medeoloides range map.

Isotria medeoloides, small whorled pogonia

ESA Status

Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Species Profile link below for links to listing and other USFWS documents.


  • Habitat destruction and fragmentation from residential or commercial development, including construction of roads, power lines, and sewer mains
  • Trampling and uprooting by wild pigs
  • Crushing by off-road vehicles, and to a lesser extent, by researchers and recreational users of the habitat
  • Herbivory by deer and slugs
  • Vandalism
  • Collection of plants

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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