List of Species of Special Concern in Rabun County, Georgia

Lists of animal and plant species that are endangered, threatened, rare or uncommon in Rabun County, Georgia are maintained by both the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.


This lists the animal species that are endangered, threatened, rare or uncommon in Rabun County.

Table of Animal Species
Binominal Name Common Name US Status GA Rank GA Status Photo
Alasmidonta varicose Brook Floater (freshwater mollusk) - Imperiled -
Aneides aeneus Green Salamander - Imperiled Rare
Cambarus georgiae Little Tennessee Crayfish - Critically imperiled -
Clethrionomys gapperi Southern Red-backed Vole - Rare - apparently secure - SouthernRedbackedVole23.jpg
Corynorhinus rafinesquii Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat - Rare Rare
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender - Imperiled Rare
Cyprinella nivea Whitefin Shiner (fish) - Rare - apparently secure -
Empidonax minimus Least Flycatcher - Rare -
Eumeces anthracinus Coal Skink - Imperiled -
Glyptemys muhlenbergii Bog Turtle Threatened Imperiled Threatened
Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle Threatened - Endangered
Moxostoma sp. 4 Brassy Jumprock (sucker fish) - Rare - apparently secure -
Neotoma floridana haematoreia Southern Appalachian Woodrat - Rare -
Notropis hypsilepis Highscale Shiner (fish) - Rare -
Notropis photogenis Silver Shiner (fish) - Critically imperiled Endangered
Notropis scepticus Sandbar Shiner (fish) - Imperiled Rare
Parascalops breweri Hairy-tailed Mole - Critically imperiled -
Percina evides Gilt Darter - Imperiled or rare -
Percina squamata Olive Darter - - Threatened
Phenacobius crassilabrum Fatlips Minnow - Critically imperiled Endangered
Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucus Northern Pine Snake - Imperiled -
Plethodon oconaluftee Southern Appalachian Salamander - Imperiled -
Sorex cinereus Masked Shrew - Imperiled or rare -
Sorex dispar Long-tailed or Rock Shrew - Critically imperiled -
Sorex hoyi Pygmy Shrew - Imperiled -
Speyeria diana Diana Fritillary (butterfly) - - -
Synaptomys cooperi Southern Bog Lemming - Critically imperiled -
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus Red Squirrel - Apparently secure -


This lists the animal species that are endangered, threatened, rare or uncommon in Rabun County.

Table of Plant Species
Binominal Name Common Name US Status GA Rank GA Status Photo
Agastache scrophulariifolia Purple Giant Hyssop - Presence not confirmed -
Aralia nudicaulis Wild Sarsaparilla - Imperiled -
Brachyelytrum septentrionale Northern Shorthusk Grass - Critically imperiled -
Calamagrostis porteri Porter's Reedgrass - Crtically imperiled -
Calystegia catesbeiana ssp. Sericata Silky Bindweed - Critically imperiled -
Carex aestivaliformis Sedge - Critically imperiled -
Carex appalachica Appalachian Sedge - Critically imperiled -
Carex biltmoreana Biltmore Sedge - Critically imperiled -
Carex lucorum Southern Fibrous Root Sedge - Critically imperiled -
Carex manhartii Manhart's Sedge - Rare - apparently secure -
Carex misera Wretched Sedge - Critically imperiled -
Carex pedunculata Longstalk Sedge - - -
Carex roanensis Roan Mountain Sedge - Critically imperiled -
Carex scabrata Sedge - Imperiled or rare -
Cephaloziella obtusilobula Roundleaf Leafy Liverwort - Presence not confirmed -
Chelone cuthbertii Cuthbert Turtlehead - Critically imperiled -
Comptonia peregrine Sweet-fern - Critically imperiled -
Corydalis sempervirens Pale Corydalis - Critically imperiled -
Cymophyllus fraserianus Fraser's Sedge - Critically imperiled -
Cypripedium acaule Pink Ladyslipper - Secure -
Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum Small-flowered Yellow Ladyslipper - Apparently secure -
Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens Large-flowered Yellow Ladyslipper - Apparently secure -
Diphasiastrum tristachyum Ground Cedar - Critically imperiled -
Drosera rotundifolia Roundleaf Sundew - Critically imperiled -
Gymnoderma lineare Rock Gnome Lichen Endangered Critically imperiled Endangered
Helianthus smithii Smith Sunflower - Critically imperiled -
Helonias bullata Swamp-pink Threatened Critically imperiled Threatened
Huperzia appalachiana Fir Clubmoss - Critically imperiled -
Hydrastis canadensis Goldenseal - Imperiled Endangered
Hymenophyllum tayloriae Taylor Filmy Fern - Critically imperiled -
Hypericum buckleii Blue Ridge St. Johnswort - Critically imperiled -
Isotria medeoloides Small Whorled Pogonia Threatened Imperiled Threatened
Juglans cinerea Butternut (nut-bearing Only) - Imperiled -
Juncus gymnocarpus Naked-fruit Rush - Imperiled to rare -
Kalmia Carolina Carolina Bog Myrtle - Critically imperiled -
Leiophyllum buxifolium Sand-myrtle - Critically imperiled -
Lejeunea blomquistii Blomquist Leafy Liverwort - Presence not confirmed -
Lindernia saxicola Rock False Pimpernel - Presence not confirmed Endangered
Listera smallii Appalachian Twayblade - Imperiled -
Lycopodium clavatum Ground Pine - Critically imperiled -
Lygodium palmatum Climbing Fern - Imperiled -
Lysimachia fraseri Fraser's Loosestrife - Critically imperiled Rare
Melanthium latifolium Broadleaf Bunchflower - Imperiled -
Menziesia pilosa Minniebush - Critically imperiled -
Monotropsis odorata Sweet Pinesap - Critically imperiled -
Panax quinquefolius American Ginseng - Rare -
Panax trifoliu Dwarf Ginseng - Critically imperiled -
Parnassia grandifolia Largeleaf Grass-of-parnassus - Presence not confirmed -
Plagiochila caduciloba Gorge Leafy Liverwort - Critically imperiled -
Plagiochila sharpie Sharp's Leafy Liverwort - Critically imperiled -
Plagiochila sullivantii Sullivant's Leafy Liverwort - Presence not confirmed -
Plagiomnium carolinianum Mountain Wavy-leaf Moss - Imperiled -
Platanthera integrilabia Monkeyface Orchid Candidate Critically imperiled Threatened
Platyhypnidium pringlei Pringle's Platyhypnidium (moss) - Critically imperiled -
Prunus pensylvanica Fire Cherry - Imperiled -
Rhus michauxii Michaux's Sumac - - -
Sanguisorba Canadensis Canada Burnet - Critically imperiled Threatened
Sarracenia purpurea Purple Pitcherplant - Critically imperiled Endangered
Senecio millefolium Blue Ridge Golden Ragwort - Critically imperiled Threatened
Shortia galacifolia Oconee Bells - Critically imperiled Endangered
Solidago simulans Cliffside Goldenrod - Critically imperiled -
Sorbus americana American Mountain-ash - Critically imperiled -
Tofieldia glutinosa or Triantha glutinosa Sticky False Asphodel - Presence not confirmed -
Trillium persistens Persistent Trillium Endangered Critically imperiled Endangered
Tsuga caroliniana Carolina Hemlock - Critically imperiled -
Vaccinium erythrocarpum Bearberry - Critically imperiled -
Xerophyllum asphodeloides Eastern Turkeybeard - Critically imperiled Rare


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