A Rare Flowering Plant Could Help Save The Southwest’s Last Free-Flowing River

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Takeaways:

  • The eryngo is a rare plant that depends on wetlands for survival and is now on the federal endangered species list.
  • The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service plans to set aside nearly 13 acres in southern Arizona as critical habitat.
  • The eryngo grows in ciénegas, a wetland fed by natural springs that come from the deep aquifer and nourish the San Pedro River.

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