HarperellaHarperella

An Endangered Species Along The Cacapon River

Harperella is a rare, endangered wildflower that grows along the banks of the Cacapon River and the nearby Sleepy Creek. It is so rare that it is only found in a few places around the world.

Harperella is federally listed as endangered. The delicate plant stands less than two feet tall, with leaves that resemble plump quills and clusters of white flowers that are shaped like umbrellas.

Not much is known about the biology of the plant. However, it’s believed that Harperella may have medicinal properties, since many other species in the same plant family do. Harperella blooms from mid-summer through early fall during periods of low water.

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