Category Archives: Endangered Plants

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Wild American Chestnuts Discovered

It is a rare opportunity to see an entire stand, albeit a small one, of American chestnut trees, many of which are in the forest canopy.

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Common Introduced Weed Threatens Hardwood Forests

Maples, ashes and other hardwood trees are being harmed by an invasive weed that indirectly slows their growth to about one-tenth the normal speed, scientists say.

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Loss of Pollinators Especially Hard on Plants in Biological Hotspots

Species in species-rich regions face two challenges that increase the risk of extinction: habitat destruction, which is occurring at alarming rates in the tropics, and reduced pollinator activity.

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What Happens When You Mess With Symbiotic Pollination Relationships?

With as many as 70% of plant species dependent on animal pollinators and at least 82 mammalian pollinator species and 103 bird pollinator species considered threatened or extinct, this is sobering news.

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Common Western Weed Kills Competition

…spotted knapweed – doesn't take over outside of its native ecology just by being leaner – it's also meaner.

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Plants That Save Lives Need Saving Themselves

A global survey carried out by more than 100 botanists and other scientists has found that more than 10,000 species of medicinal plants face extinction, including many used in prescription drugs that cannot be commercially synthesised.

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What We Can Do For Pollinators

Since pollination is essential to crop and plant life, the Convention on Biological Diversity has adopted the International Pollinators Initiative to promote the conservation and sustainable use of pollinator diversity in agriculture and related ecosystems.