Vol. 36 Iss. 24 - July 20, 2020

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: ยงยง 3.2-1002 and 3.2-1005 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: August 20, 2020.

Agency Contact: David Gianino, Program Manager, Office of Plant Industry Services, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 786-3515, FAX (804) 371-7793, TTY (800) 828-1120, or email


The amendments (i) remove one plant species from the list of threatened species that is no longer believed to occur in Virginia, (ii) add two insect and three plant species that are in danger of extinction to the list of endangered species, and (iii) add five plant species to the list of threatened species that are likely to become endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of their native ranges.

Summary of Public Comments and Agency's Response: No public comments were received by the promulgating agency.

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 (ยง 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.

2. Bombus affinis, rusty patch bumble bee.

3. Cardamine micranthera, small-anthered bittercress.

3. 4. Carex juniperorum, juniper sedge.

4. 5. Clematis addisonii, Addison's leatherflower.

6. Corallorhiza bentley, Bentley's coralroot.

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

6. 8. Helenium virginicum, Virginia sneezeweed.

7. 9. Helonias bullata, swamp-pink.

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

9. 11. Iliamna corei, Peter's Mountain mallow.

10. 12. Isoetes virginica, Virginia quillwort.

11. 13. Isotria medeoloides, small whorled pogonia.

12. 14. Ludwigia ravenii, Raven's seedbox.

15. Neonympha mitchellii, Mitchell's satyr butterfly.

13. 16. Phemeranthus piedmontanus, Piedmont fameflower.

17. Pseudanophthalmus holsingeri, Holsinger's cave beetle.

18. Pseudanophthalmus parvicollis, Hupp's Hill cave beetle.

14. 19. Pseudanophthalmus thomasi, Thomas' cave beetle.

15. 20. Ptilimnium nodosum, harperella.

16. 21. Puto kosztarabi, Buffalo Mountain mealybug.

17. 22. Scirpus ancistrochaetus, Northeastern bulrush.

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

19. 24. Spiraea virginiana, Virginia spiraea.

20. 25. 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 rockcress.

4. Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis, Northeastern beach tiger beetle.

5. Clematis viticaulis, Millboro leatherflower.

6. Echinacea laevigata, smooth coneflower.

7. Houstonia purpurea var. montana, Roan Mountain bluet.

8. Juncus caesariensis, New Jersey rush.

8. Lycopodiella margueritiae, Northern prostrate clubmoss.

9. Nuphar sagittifolia, narrow-leaved spatterdock.

10. Paxistima canbyi, Canby's mountain-lover.

11. Phlox buckleyi, sword-leaf phlox.

12. Platanthera leucophaea, Eastern prairie fringed orchid.

11. 13. Pycnanthemum torreyi, Torrey's mountain-mint.

14. Pyrgus wyandot, Appalachian grizzled skipper.

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

13. 16. Rudbeckia heliopsidis, sun-facing coneflower.

17. Scirpus flaccidifolius, reclining bulrush.

VA.R. Doc. No. R18-5606; Filed June 26, 2020, 10:07 a.m.