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Rare Plants: NH Heritage maintains records on plant species judged to be rare or imperiled in the state. The tracking list was developed in cooperation with professional and amateur botanists, conservation organizations, and other knowledgeable individuals. It includes the species listed as endangered and threatened under the Native Plant Protection Act plus others that are considered rare but do not have legal status.
Natural Communities: Natural communities are recurring assemblages of plants and animals found in particular physical environments. New Hampshire has a fascinating and complex variety of natural communities, from tidal marshes to alpine meadows, riverbanks to mountain slopes, streams to lakes. Each type of natural community has a unique set of environmental conditions that support certain species that have adapted to those conditions.