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28 Feb 2011
Once thought extinct in the wild, the stunning blue-flowered Chilean blue crocus was rediscovered in the Andes near Santiago, Chile, in spring 2001. You can see it flowering now in the Davies Alpine House.
23 Dec 2010
In the space of 17 months, the status of the tiny Ascension Island parsley fern (Anogramma ascensionis) has gone from 'thought extinct' to 'secure' because of the amazing collaborative efforts of a small group of very dedicated people.
12 Nov 2010
Nick Johnson explains how a new botanic garden on Montserrat used Rondeletia buxifolia as an alternative hedging plant in the garden to inspire others to follow suit, encouraging the use of island endemics instead of invasives.
14 Oct 2010
Find out about the plants of the UK Overseas Territories and how Kew's UKOTs programme is helping to understand and conserve them.
Clinging to an unstable cliff on a sharp mountain ridge, four tiny plants of the Ascension Island parsley fern, thought to be extinct for over 50 years, were discovered by conservation biologists in 2009.
Whited’s milkvetch is a critically endangered legume, restricted to Washington State, USA.
A rare grass species, Agrostis trachychlaena occurs within an area of only 16 km² on two islands in the South Atlantic Ocean. Fewer than 250 mature individuals are thought to survive.
A mountain shrub with striking flower heads, the snow protea can withstand impressive extremes of temperature.