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Botanic gardens play major roles in plant conservation globally.
Contact your elected representatives and let them know how you feel about plants, our web of life, and the ecosystem services we all depend upon:
The discipline of horticulture, growing and propagating plants under artificial conditions, has
a centuries-long tradition and has developed into a vital industry of breeding, propagating and
Over the last few decades botanic gardens worldwide have been encouraged to adopt complementary measures for the conservation of plant species from their own
These best practices represent a compilation of previous CPC guidelines with updated
Canada is home to about 5087 species of higher plants of which 25% were introduced to Canada either deliberately or by accident. The richness of botanical species is highest in the southern, more densely settled parts of the country.
They don’t make the headlines the way charismatic animals such as rhinos and elephants do. But there are thousands of critically endangered plants in the world, and a determined group of botanists are ready to go to great lengths to save them.
The below case studies were collected and shared in a September 2018 Newsletter from the Center for Plant Conservation.
In a pollen supplementation experiment, fruit or seed production by flowers exposed to natural pollination is compared to that following hand pollination either by pollen supplementation (i.e.
For many species and seed sources used in restoration activities, specific seed germination
requirements are often unknown. Because seed dormancy and germination traits can be