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Seeds from UCSC Arboretum may help threatened species in aftermath of recent fire

Seeds from UCSC Arboretum may help threatened species in aftermath of recent fire | Endangered plants of California | Scoop.it
Arboretum experts help with recovery of a threatened plant species after a fire burned its entire habitat.
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This is the species I'm currently studying, Dudleya verityi.

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Rare Santa Barbara Wildflower Endangered, Say Feds | Plants | ReWild | KCET

Rare Santa Barbara Wildflower Endangered, Say Feds  | Plants | ReWild | KCET | Endangered plants of California | Scoop.it
A showy yellow wildflower found in the Lompoc area may be getting Federal protection as a result of a legal settlement.

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Phosphorus threatens existence of endangered plants - Phys.org

Phosphorus threatens existence of endangered plants - Phys.org | Endangered plants of California | Scoop.it
Plant species that persist in areas with low availability of phosphorus invest little in sexual reproduction. Due to the increase of phosphorus in their habitats and the fragmentation of low-phosphorus areas, these plant species, ...
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An interesting example of too much of a good thing. Fertilizer is good for plants, right? Not necessarily.

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Drought May Kill Off Endangered Desert Plant, Fear Botanists | Plants | ReWild | KCET

Drought May Kill Off Endangered Desert Plant, Fear Botanists  | Plants | ReWild | KCET | Endangered plants of California | Scoop.it
Though California's deserts haven't been as hard-hit by the state's drought as the rest of the state, relatively speaking, botanists from UCLA are still worried the dry spell may spell the end of a plant species that's been in trouble for a long...
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Endangered Plants for Sale Online: Are They Legal? | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network

Endangered Plants for Sale Online: Are They Legal? | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network | Endangered plants of California | Scoop.it
Did you know that it is often legal to buy and sell endangered species of plants through the mail? It's true. Take, for example, the rare ...

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I did not know this was legal, much less as widespread as it is. Definitely mixed feelings here.

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Resurgence of Robbins' cinquefoil touted after plant drops off endangered list - Concord Monitor

Resurgence of Robbins' cinquefoil touted after plant drops off endangered list - Concord Monitor | Endangered plants of California | Scoop.it
Resurgence of Robbins' cinquefoil touted after plant drops off endangered list Concord Monitor Yet the plant, which makes its home on a sliver of land at 6,000 feet, has one distinction that sets it apart from most others: It's one of the few...
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Not a California plant, but it's always good to see conservation success stories, particularly with a geographically limited species. Maybe Dudleya verityi can be saved too!

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Lawsuit to Remove Plant from Endangered Species List Completely Backfires - Scientific American (blog)

Lawsuit to Remove Plant from Endangered Species List Completely Backfires - Scientific American (blog) | Endangered plants of California | Scoop.it
Scientific American (blog) Lawsuit to Remove Plant from Endangered Species List Completely Backfires Scientific American (blog) In 1994 the rapidly growing but short-lived plants were placed under protection by the Endangered Species Act (ESA)...
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