The complexities of global climate change present uncertainty in anticipating its impacts on rare species in Minnesota. It is reasonable to expect that climate changes that result in warmer, dryer weather will alter critical habitats that support many rare species. These changes in habitat may ultimately lead to extirpation of populations of rare species.
Textured lungwort grows on trees and mossy rocks in moist areas. Any environmental changes that disrupt the humidity of its habitat, such as global warming, will likely have a negative effect on this rare lichen.