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Endangered and Threatened Plants

The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value. Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

  1. Wild Comfrey

    Cynoglossum virginianum

  2. Wild Comfrey

    Cynoglossum virginianum

  3. Beachstar

    Cyperus pedunculatus

  4. Cowhorn Orchid

    Cyrtopodium punctatum

  5. Cowhorn Orchid

    Cyrtopodium punctatum

  6. Carolina Larkspur

    Delphinium carolinianum

  7. Ghost Orchid

    Dendrophylax lindenii
    I had the privilege of seeing this Ghost Orchid growing on a Royal Palm in the Fakahatchee Strand in south Florida. The locations of Ghost Orchids and other orchids are kept as quiet as possible in order to protect them from unscrupulous collectors.

  8. Christman's Mint

    Dicerandra christmanii

  9. Christman's Mint

    Dicerandra christmanii

  10. Robin's Mint

    Dicerandra cornutissima

  11. Robin's Mint

    Dicerandra cornutissima

  12. Scrub Balm

    Dicerandra frutescens

  13. Lakela's Balm

    Dicerandra immaculata var. immaculata
    The species name immaculata means spotless or without spots.

  14. Eastern Leatherwood

    Dirca palustris

  15. Eastern Leatherwood

    Dirca palustris

  16. Threadleaf Sundew

    Drosera filiformis

  17. Threadleaf Sundew

    Drosera filiformis

  18. Threadleaf Sundew

    Drosera filiformis
    This species of sundew is found along the edges of karst ponds.

  19. Spoonleaf Sundew

    Drosera intermedia
    The sticky glands of the spoonleaf are beautiful when viewed in this macro shot.

  20. Spoonleaf Sundew

    Drosera intermedia

  21. Spoonleaf Sundew

    Drosera intermedia