Endangered Species at Taltree
Taltree has more than 60 plant species that are rare, threatened or endangered either in the state of Indiana or in other states. Many of those species prefer lowland areas that stay consistently moist but the ecosystems containing these species vary widely. Examples include Gentiana flavida (yellow gentian), rare in Indiana, and Oenothera perennis (small sundrops), threatened in Indiana.
In the realm of wildlife, Taltree is home to the endangered black sandshell mussels, plus an introduced pair of Trumpeter swans, which are endangered in Indiana.