In accordance with the CPC and USFS Rare Plant Seed Banking Agreement, the Arboretum at Flagstaff team collected over 3000 seeds from 50 maternal Eriogonum ericifolium plants, which represented over half of the reproductively mature adults in the population. Sheila Murray and Kris Haskins scouted populations, collected, cleaned and shipped seeds. The seeds were divided and duplicated between The Arboretum at Flagstaff and the National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation in Fort Collins, CO.
For a collaboration between US Forest Service (USFS) and Center for Plant Conservation (CPC), rare plant populations located on Region 3 USFS land were identified, seed collected, and banked through CPC’s network of botanical gardens. In 2018, Sheila Murray and Kris Haskins of The Arboretum at Flagstaff made one collection of Erigonum ericifolium from Coconino National Forest.
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