Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Although it occurs on a protected site, the small Maryland population is vulnerable to changes in the use of surrounding lands.
In 1989, Maryland's only population of this rare plant had decreased to only three individuals. In order to conserve the genetic resources of the Maryland population, two of these individuals were removed and transported to the North Carolina Botanical Gardens, where they flourished. Rhizomes from the two plants had produced some 50 to 60 plants by 1992. Half of these plants will be used to augment the Maryland population, currently consisting of 13 plants
The species' site in Maryland will need continued close monitoring and management. Hydrological and vegetational studies of its habitat might be appropriate in the future.
In FY 1992, the Maryland Natural Heritage Program received $1,000 for propagation and monitoring of Canby's dropwort.
Maryland Natural Heritage Program: This program propagates the species and monitors the wild population.
The Nature Conservancy: This private organization purchased the single Maryland site of Canby's dropwort.
Plan approved 4/10/90.