The Tennessee Coneflower: Endangered Species Success Story

Posted by @SongofJoy on
Once thought to be extinct, the Tennessee Coneflower (Echinacea tennesseensis) had a place on the Endangered Species List for decades. Happily, it has now been removed from the list.

In 1968, a Vanderbilt biology professor accidentally discovered dark pink Tennessee coneflowers at Mount View Cedar Glade. Eventually, three other coneflower sites were found in Tennessee. In 1979, the Tennessee Coneflower became one of the first plants to be recorded on the Endangered Species List. With protection and management, this coneflower has thrived and was subsequently removed from the list.

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How wonderful! by blue23rose Aug 22, 2015 5:18 AM 6

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