Rewards Offered For Finding Rare Plants

December 1984
National Wildlife (World Edition);Dec84/Jan85, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p36
Reports that the American Horticultural Society is offering rewards for organizations and individuals who document the existence of plants which are thought to be extinct. Number of plants in the U.S. considered extinct.


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