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Heller's blazingstar (Liatris helleri). NatureServe Global Status: Imperiled (G2). Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

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Redback salamander (Plethodon cinereus). NatureServe Global Status: Secure (G5). Photo by Ben Lowe.

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Oak - Beech / Heath Forest. Photo by Sam Sheline, NatureServe.
Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria biflora). NatureServe Global Status: Vulnerable (G3). Photo by M.E. Sanseverino.
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