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Swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor) at Healesville Sanctuary in Healesville, Victoria, Australia. This is an eight-month-old juvenile named ‘Orchid’

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Before a highway is widened here, botanists are dispatched to instruct workers on how to safeguard the threatened western prairie fringed orchid. On rare occasions roads have been diverted to save imperiled vegetation, whose advocates complain that the ESA grants far less protection to plants than to animals.

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A night-scented orchid, a rare green plant, grows above the marsh in Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

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A night-scented orchid, a rare green plant, grows above the marsh in Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

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A night-scented orchid, a rare epiphytic plant, grows above the marsh in Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

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Bog pogonias (Pogonia ophioglossoides) sprout among pitcher plants (Sarracenia rubra ssp. jonesii). Many of the bog plants of the SE United States are in trouble now because of bog draining for timber plantations. The species is listed as Threatened in Arkansas, Florida, and Ohio, as Endangered as Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee, and Exploitably Vulnerable in New York.

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Bog pogonias (Pogonia ophioglossoides) sprout among pitcher plants (Sarracenia rubra ssp. jonesii). Many of the bog plants of the SE United States are in trouble now because of bog draining for timber plantations. The species is listed as Threatened in Arkansas, Florida, and Ohio, as Endangered as Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee, and Exploitably Vulnerable in New York.

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Bog pogonias (Pogonia ophioglossoides), one of the many imperiled bog plants of the SE United States. The species is threatened by bog draining for timber plantations and is listed as Threatened in Arkansas, Florida, and Ohio, as Endangered as Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee, and Exploitably Vulnerable in New York.

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