Conservation & Recovery
At least 1,120 kinds of plants are considered to be endangered in the State of
Conservation of endangered species requires careful planning, based on an understanding of life history and ecological requirements. Efforts directed at recovery of natural populations, or reintroduction to new localities, often involve studies of pollination biology, specific soil preferences, and development of propagation protocols important to experimental establishment.
Rare Plant Monitoring and Recovery
Improved ecological understanding of threatened species is often required to establish successful recovery programs:
The Garden has been involved in several such efforts, including those for the