Habitat and Facts
Loss of Swamp Pink's forested wetland habitat and the plant's subsequent decline in distribution prompted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to designate Swamp Pink as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act in September 1988. For exception resources such as swamp pink a buffer of 150' is required by the State Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act. Within the Pinelands National Preserve a buffer of 300' is required. Because of wetland degradation and hydrological conditions these buffers may prove inadequate to sustain populations of this species. The swamp-pink is very picky in its living conditions, it can't have to much or to less water for it to stay healthy and grow.