Lists of rare plant species and ecological communities by county can
be viewed on this home page. These lists are revised periodically. Included in the lists is information on the
rarity and official status of each plant species or ecological community.
Explanations of codes used in Natural Heritage Reports and Cautions and Restrictions on NHP Data are also available to assist in your interpretation of the
These lists do not include animal species. For more information about rare animal species and Landscape Project data, visit the i-map NJ web site at: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/gis/depsplash.htm
The Natural Heritage Database is continuously updated as
new information becomes available. Sources of data include
scientific literature, museum records, observations of naturalists
around the state, staff scientists and field inventories.
Entry of information into the database is prioritized according
to the rarity of the plant species or ecological community. Most emphasis
has been placed on globally rare or officially listed endangered
and threatened species. Information provided by the Natural
Heritage Database should not be considered a definitive
statement on the presence, absence, or condition of biological
elements in any part of New Jersey, but simply what has been
included in the database to date.
If you have information which you believe would add to our
knowledge of a specific county, plant species or ecological community,
please contact our staff or submit a Rare Species reporting form.
Rare Plant Species and Ecological Community Lists by County