Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region

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Rare Plant and Animal Species

Mount Agamenticus has one of the highest concentrations of state rare and endangered species and communities in Maine. This represents an area where many species at the southern limit of their range overlap with species at the northern limit of their range. *Note: Rare species and communities are in bold type.

Rare Plants:
Wild leek (Allium triococcum)
White wood aster (Aster divaricatus)
Spotted wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata)
Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides)
Sweet pepper-bush (Clethra alnifolia)
Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida)
Featherfoil (Hottonia inflata)
Smooth winterberry (Ilex laevigata)
Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)
Alga-like pondweed (Potamogeton confervoides)
Chestnut oak (Quercus montana)
Large beak-rush (Rhyncospora macrostachya)
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
Swamp saxifrage (Saxifraga pensylvanica)
Columbia water meal (Wolffia columbiana)

Rare Animals/Fish/Insects:
Spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata)
Blanding's turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)
Black racer snake (Coluber constrictor)
Ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus)
Swamp darter (Etheostoma fusiforme)
Banded bog skimmer dragonfly (Williamsonia linteri)

Last Updated on Monday, 11 February 2013 20:34