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U.S. Forest Service

Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile

Closeup Schwalbea americana , American chaffseed, flower. Schwalbea americana. Photo by Hugh and Carol Nourse.

Schwalbea americana , American chaffseed. Schwalbea americana. Photo by Guy Anglin.

Schwalbea americana , American chaffseed, range map. Schwalbea americana range map.

Schwalbea americana, American chaffseed

ESA Status

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


  • Direct loss of habitat to development, road widening, and conversion to pine plantations
  • Indirect effects of urbanization, including total fire suppression, which leads to the loss of the open ecosystems inhabited by Schwalbea

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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