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Endangered Wales flower blossoms once again

by webdev

August 30, 2010

The Deptford Pinks has been classified as close to extinction, but may be making a return. According to the BBC, the plant's numbers in Wales have increase from 3 to 42 this year.

The bright pink flower has disappeared from all but 7 percent of its total historic area, and is now presumed extinct in Scotland and Northern Ireland. However, due to charity recovery efforts, the flower has been able to flourish in the few sites where it still remains.

A representative of the charity Plantlife Cymru told the news outlet that maintenance of the grow sites is essential in order to keep the blossoms alive. Mowing and scrub management by volunteers can help increase the number of plants.

"With one in five of our wild plants threatened with extinction in Wales, we need to refocus our attention onto them," the representative claimed. "If we don't, we'll lose not only the color in our countryside by the very fabric of our landscape that sustains us and all our other wildlife."

Fortunately, there are many beautiful wildflowers that are flourishing in their natural habitats and can be used in gift bouquets. For instance, asters, daisies and black-eyed Susans are all common wildflowers in the U.S., according to WildflowerInformation.org.


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