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Tuesday - January 30, 2007

From: Fischer , TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Rare or Endangered Plants
Title: Texas Madrone as endangered plant?
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

Is the Texas Madrone on the endangered list?

ANSWER:

Although not common, the Texas Madrone, Arbutus xalapensis, is not on the endangered list.

You can see a list of the Endangered and Threatened Plants in Texas and the United States on the Texas Parks and Wildlife web site.

 

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