Vol. 30 Iss. 6 - November 18, 2013

Chapter 320
Final Regulation

Title of Regulation: 2VAC5-320. Regulations for the Enforcement of the Endangered Plant and Insect Species Act (amending 2VAC5-320-10).

Statutory Authority: §§ 3.2-1002 and 3.2-1005 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: December 18, 2013.

Agency Contact: Erin Williams, Policy and Planning Coordinator, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 786-1308, FAX (804) 371-7479, TTY (800) 828-1120, or email


The amendments (i) remove nestronia umbellula (nestronia) from the endangered species list; (ii) add boltonia montana (valley doll's-daisy), isoetes virginica (Virginia quillwort), and pseudanophthalmus thomasi (Thomas' cave beetle) to the endangered species list; and (iii) add clematis viticaulis (Millboro leatherflower) to the threatened species list.

Summary of Public Comments and Agency's Response: A summary of comments made by the public and the agency's response may be obtained from the promulgating agency or viewed at the office of the Registrar of Regulations.

2VAC5-320-10. Listing of endangered and threatened plant and insect species.

A. The Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services hereby adopts the following regulation in order to protect designated plant and insect species that exist in this Commonwealth. All designated species are subject to all sections of the Virginia Endangered Plant and Insect Species Act (§ 3.2-1000 et seq. of the Code of Virginia).

B. The following plant and insect species are hereby declared an endangered species:

1. Boltonia montana, valley doll's-daisy.

1. 2. Cardamine micranthera, small-anthered bittercress.

2. 3. Carex juniperorum, juniper sedge.

3. 4. Corallorhiza bentley, Bentley's coralroot.

4. 5. Fimbristylis perpusilla, Harper's fimbristylis.

5. 6. Helenium virginicum, Virginia sneezeweed.

6. 7. Helonias bullata, swamp-pink.

7. 8. Ilex collina, long-stalked holly.

8. 9. Iliamna corei, Peter's mountain Mountain mallow.

10. Isoetes virginica, Virginia quillwort.

9. 11. Isotria medeoloides, small whorled pogonia.

10. 12. Neonympha mitchellii, Mitchell's satyr butterfly.

11. Nestronia umbellula, nestronia.

13. Pseudanophthalmus holsingeri, Holsinger's cave beetle.

14. Pseudanophthalmus thomasi, Thomas' cave beetle.

12. 15. Ptilimnium nodosum, harperella.

13. 16. Puto kosztarabi, Buffalo Mountain mealybug.

14. Pseudanophthalmus holsingeri, Holsinger's cave beetle.

15. 17. Scirpus ancistrochaetus, Northeastern bulrush.

16. 18. Sigara depressa, Virginia Piedmont water boatman.

17. 19. Spiraea virginiana, Virginia spiraea.

18. 20. Trifolium calcaricum, running glade clover.

C. The following plant and insect species are hereby declared a threatened species:

1. Aeschynomene virginica, sensitive-joint vetch.

2. Amaranthus pumilus, seabeach amaranth.

3. Arabis serotina, shale barren rock cress rockcress.

4. Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis, Northeastern beach tiger beetle.

5. Clematis viticaulis, Millboro leatherflower.

5. 6. Echinacea laevigata, smooth coneflower.

6. 7. Juncus caesariensis, New Jersey rush.

7. 8. Lycopodiella margueritiae, Northern prostrate clubmoss.

8. 9. Nuphar sagittifolia, narrow-leaved spatterdock.

9. 10. Platanthera leucophaea, Eastern prairie fringed orchid.

10. 11. Pyrgus wyandot, Appalachian grizzled skipper.

11. 12. Rhus michauxii, Michaux's sumac.

12. 13. Scirpus flaccidifolius, reclining bulrush.

VA.R. Doc. No. R09-1869; Filed October 30, 2013, 9:30 a.m.