Rare, forgotten Va. plants getting some attention, dollars

Native Plant SocietyRICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ The task of taking an inventory of Virginia’s rare and forgotten plants has received a welcome donation. The Virginia Native Plant Society has donated $11,542 to help botanists with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. The money will be used for an inventory of the state’s “lost treasures” _ rare plant species that include some that haven’t been documented in more than a generation. Information gathered during inventory is used by other state agencies and others for land conservation and land-planning purposes. The program’s goal is to conserve the natural diversity of biological resources of the state, The nonprofit Virginia Native Plant Society is dedicated to the protection and preservation of Virginia native plants and their habitats.

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