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Welcome to NatureServe Explorer, an authoritative source for information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada. Explorer includes particularly in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species.
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NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe and its natural heritage member programs.

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