Not An Early Riser

West’s Flax (Linum westii Rogers) has adorable little yellow flowers that only open in the evening so surveys are best done in the afternoon, perfect for folks who are not early risers. […]

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Rhynchospora crinipes Up Close

Under the microscope is seen a reference specimen from the University of West Florida herbarium to confirm the characteristic morphology of Rhynchospora crinipes. […]

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Spore Stories: Fairchild’s Rare Fern Conservation Program

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Jennifer Possley, Conservation Program Manager, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden South Florida leads the continental US in native fern diversity, with about 60 taxa. Despite this distinction, the region’s ferns have been under-documented and largely ignored by botanists, managers, and regulators. Some of the barriers toward documenting, studying and conserving ferns include difficulties in identification and […]

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Conservation genetics of the endangered Apalachicola Rosemary, Conradina glabra.

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Lauren Eserman, Atlanta Botanical Garden Conradina glabra, or Apalachicola rosemary, is a federally listed endangered species that exists only on a small area of sandhill in Liberty County, Florida. Forestry practices in the last 100 years have resulted in declining populations of C. glabra. In the wild, plants produce very few seeds, but small plants that resemble seedlings […]

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Restoration work helps preserve Lakela’s Mint

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Cheryl Peterson, Bok Tower Gardens Dicerandra immaculata var. immaculata (Lakela’s Mint) (Lamiaceae) is a short-lived perennial endemic to the Atlantic Coastal Ridge. It has only a three-mile historical range and few remaining populations. Population modeling predicts near complete loss of plants within eight years unless habitat is improved enough to support large enough populations to withstand stressful events such […]

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