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The caterpillar of the mourning cloak butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa antiopa).

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A “stop” sign protects plants and wildlife on Espanola Island in the Galapagos.

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Federally endangered green pitcher-plants (Sarracenia oreophila), at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Many of the bog plants of the SE United States are in trouble now because of bog draining for timber plantations.

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Siskiyou National Forest serves as home and protector to wildlife including the federally endangered northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina).

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Biologist scout for federally-endangered birds at Kissemmee Prarie State Park.

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Little red flying fox (Pteropus scapulatus) from the Australian Bat Clinic and Narrow Leaf Retreat.

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) in bloom.

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) in bloom.

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) in bloom.

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) in bloom.

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) in bloom.

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) in bloom.

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) in bloom.

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii).

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) in bloom.

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) in bloom.

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) in bloom.

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The thorns and flower petals of a federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii).

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Federally endangered green pitcher-plants (Sarracenia oreophila), at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Many of the bog plants of the SE United States are in trouble now because of bog draining for timber plantations.

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Federally endangered green pitcher-plants (Sarracenia oreophila), at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Many of the bog plants of the SE United States are in trouble now because of bog draining for timber plantations.

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Federally endangered green pitcher-plants (Sarracenia oreophila), at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Many of the bog plants of the SE United States are in trouble now because of bog draining for timber plantations.

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Federally endangered green pitcher-plants (Sarracenia oreophila), at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Many of the bog plants of the SE United States are in trouble now because of bog draining for timber plantations.

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Federally endangered green pitcher-plants (Sarracenia oreophila), at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Many of the bog plants of the SE United States are in trouble now because of bog draining for timber plantations.

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Federally endangered green pitcher-plants (Sarracenia oreophila), at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Many of the bog plants of the SE United States are in trouble now because of bog draining for timber plantations.

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Federally endangered green pitcher-plants (Sarracenia oreophila), at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Many of the bog plants of the SE United States are in trouble now because of bog draining for timber plantations.

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Images of a blooming Stern’s medlar bush (Mespilus canescens, one of the rarest plants in the U.S. This plant is now reduced to just 25 specimens in two locations. This one is located on the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

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Federally endangered Short’s goldenrod (Solidago shortii), at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Federally threatened Decurrent false aster (Boltonia decurrens), at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Federally threatened Decurrent false aster (Boltonia decurrens), at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Federally threatened Decurrent false aster (Boltonia decurrens), at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Federally threatened Decurrent false aster (Boltonia decurrens), at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Federally threatened Decurrent false aster (Boltonia decurrens), at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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A soybean plant or soya bean (Glycine max) faces off against a roundup-resistant horseweed plant at the University of Nebraska’s East Campus. Glyphosate (herbicide) resistant horseweed (Conyza canadensis) has been found more and more in fields throughout corn, soybean and cotton production areas.

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