- COSEWIC – Threatened.
- COSSARO – Threatened.
Please note: Ontario’s only population of Branched Bartonia is found in Parry Sound and Muskoka of which there are 7 known sites. Total number of plants is likely between 500 to 1000.
- Spindly plant that is easily overlooked ~40 cm tall but tends to appear shorter since it often grows in sphagnum.
- Tiny white flowers.
- May gain some nutrients from soil fungi.
- Found in peat soils in sphagnum bogs, fens, and low shrub bogs, where trees such as Tamarack and Black Spruce grow.
- Populations are isolated and only one is located on crown land (conservation reserve)
- Invasive shrubs such as Black Buckthorn.
- Bog and fen habitat is important for this plant and other species like the endangered Spotted Turtle. Support efforts to help maintain these types of wetlands.
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For more information, please contact:
Parry Sound Ministry of Natural Resources
7 Bay Street