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Study shows plant extinction is more common than previously realized

September 17, 2020 - General

A University of Wyoming researcher contributed to a paper that revealed extinction of plants in North America is more common than previously known.

Yellowstone rockcress [Credit: Rocky Mountain Herbarium]
The new study reveals that 65 plant species—including the Yellowstone rockcress or Boechera fructicosa in Wyoming—have apparently gone extinct in the continental United States and Canada since European settlement.

“This paper…

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