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Franciscan Manzanita flowering

Photo Credit: Shelley Estelle, Presidio Trust


It’s not often that we as a Nation get a second chance to save a plant that was once thought to be extinct. Today, with the help and support of numerous volunteers, biologists, botanists, and botanical gardens, the Franciscan manzanita has a new future. In addition, it is currently being considered for listing under the federal Endangered Species Act.

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Taken on April 5, 2011