Rare beauties

Lipske, Michael
December 1996
National Wildlife (World Edition);Dec96/Jan97, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p26
Relates how Maryl Levine photographed some of the United States' endangered plants to create `Rare Beauty,' an exhibit of endangered flower portraits that has toured science museums across America since 1993. Includes the western lily; Texas snowbells; Large-fruit sand verbena; Alabama spiny pod; Kuenzler's hedgehog cactus. INSET: Planting seeds for future protection..


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