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Native Americans may have set the needed fires, which once created prairie-like areas among southeastern forests, prior to European settlement. (There was no policy then of fire suppression, as there is now.) Little is known of the pollinators or seed dispersal of this plant, and 11 of the remaining populations contain less than 100 plants each. 71% are on roadsides, rights-of-way, or adjacent to trails.

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