Nova Scotia's Species at Risk: Municipal & Community Stewardship

Species at Risk in Nova Scotia

Sweet Pepperbush (Clethra alnifolia)  

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Special Concern



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Quick Facts:
  • Atlantic Coastal Plain plant
  • In Canada, only located in NS
  • In NS, located on 6 lakeshores

Status Overview:
An Atlantic Coastal Plain species of shrub that is found in Canada only on six lakeshores in southwestern Nova Scotia. Three of these populations, discovered in the past three years, are large and indicate that the plant is more abundant that previously thought. However, there is still concern that this long-lived perennial may have limited sexual reproduction in Nova Scotia, where it is at the northern limit of its range.

Geographic Distribution:
The map shows the municipalities where this species can be found.  For more specific location information please contact us.

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