Chaffseed (Schwalbea americana)


Schwalbea Americana, or more commonly know as Chaffseed, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Schwalbea. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Schwalbea Americana or Chaffseed's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Schwalbea
  • Family: Scrophulariaceae
  • Order: Scrophulariales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • Federal T/E Status: Endangered
  • Federal T/E Common Name: chaffseed
  • State T/E Status: CT (SC) FL (E) GA (E) KY (H) MD (E X) NC (E) NJ (E) TN (E PX)
  • State T/E Common Name: CT (chaffseed) FL (chaff-seed) GA (chaffseed) KY (American chaffseed) MD (chaffseed) NC (chaffseed) NJ (chaffseed) TN (chaffseed)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: UPL FAC
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU) 2(FAC) 6(UPL)

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