Rare and Endangered Plant Highlight
The Rare and Endangered Plant Highlight page of the United States Botanic Garden Web site features one plant weekly (looks more like monthly) that's identified as a threatened species from the USBG collection. The current highlighted plant, White-Birds-in-a-Nest (Macbridea alba) is found in the Gulf coastal lowlands near the mouth of the Apalachicola River in the Florida Panhandle. There's also a link to a list of rare and endangered plants, as well as links to information about plant rescue, plant conservation, and plant conservation training.
Shows & Events
Invasive Plants Conference
The Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Council is sponsoring a conference on Invasive Plants: Research, Removal, and Renewal, on August 15 and 16. It's of special interest to environmental educators, natural resource managers, landscape professionals, and designers. Location is Houston Hall on the University of Pennsylvania's Main Campus in Philadelphia. For cost and registration information, call (215) 247-5777 ext. 125 or 156 or visit: http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/symposia2.html.