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Plant Conservation

One out of every five plant species in the world is threatened by development, invasive species, climate change or other factors. That's why plant conservation is a core principle of the Wildflower Center's mission to increase the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes.
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Restoring Lost Pines

Learn how the Wildflower Center is growing hundreds of thousands of loblolly pines as part of a partnership to restore a unique Texas ecoregion destroyed in 2011 wildfires. Learn More

Conservation In Action

Join us for the 2016 Texas Plant Conservation Conference, focused on rare plants, native plant communities, monitoring methods and management practices.
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About Plant Conservation

The Wildflower Center addresses specific plant conservation threats such as the harm caused by invasive species and the need to protect plants of conservation concern.
Plant Conservation Overview
Texas Plant Conservation Conference
TX Native Plant Conservation Alliance
Meet the Team


The Wildflower Center performs fundamental research on species of conservation concern including demography, reproductive biology, monitoring and reintroduction.
About Research
Endangered Species Grants
Vegetation Surveys
Pollinator Conservation

Seed Banking

The Wildflower Center collaborates with citizen scientists and other partners to collect and process seeds of native species for restoration and research.
About Seed Banking
Search Our Seedbank
Ash Seed Conservation
Native Seed Images

Invasive Species

The Wildflower Center takes a multi-faceted approach to protect our native flora from aggressive, non-native species.
About Invasive Species
Invaders of Texas Program
Be PlantWise

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