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U.S. Forest Service

Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile

Lindera melissifolia, pondberry. Lindera melissifolia. Photo by Hugh and Carol Nourse.

Lindera melissifolia, pondberry habitat. Lindera melissifolia habitat. Photo by USDA Forest Service.

Lindera melissifolia, pondberry, range map. Lindera melissifolia range map.

Lindera melissifolia, pondberry

ESA Status

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  • Alteration or destruction of its habitat through land-clearing, drainage modification, or timber-harvesting
  • Lack of successful seedling establishment in the wild
  • Grazing and trampling by livestock and wild hogs, and competition from invasive non-native plants
  • Additional reasons for decline include changes in climatic conditions and the presence of a fungus and a weevil

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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