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Top Ten Endangered Plants

Platanthera ​Praeclara​
Platanthera ​Praeclara​

Platanthera praeclara only exists in five U.S. states in the Midwest. The Endangered Species Coalition estimates that there are only 172 populations of this plant, with merely four with more than 1,000 plants. This is a wetland plant that grows in “prairie potholes”, indents left by glaciers in the recent ice age, 20,000 years ago.

Rafflesia​
Rafflesia​

Rafflesia is totally dependant upon a vine called Tetrastigma, which is related to the grapevine. Your chances of seeing one in the wild These spectacular plants are found only in peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, southern Thailand, Borneo and southern Philippines. All known species of Rafflesia are threatened or endangered.

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Symphyotrichum ​Georgianum​
Symphyotrichum ​Georgianum​

Species Information. Symphyotrichum georgianum is a flowering plant with large heads, 5 centimeters (cm) (2 inches (in)) across (containing numerous flowers), with dark purple rays up to 2.5 cm (0.9 in) long, and thick, lanceolate (narrow, and tapering toward the apex of the leaf) to oblanceolate (having a rounded apex and a tapering base), scabrous (having small raised dots, scales, or points), clasping leaves.

Acalypha​
Acalypha​

The Endangered Species Coalition estimates that there are only 172 populations of this plant, with merely four with more than 1,000 plants. This is a wetland plant that grows in “prairie potholes”, indents left by glaciers in the recent ice age, 20,000 years ago.

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Zizania ​Texana​
Zizania ​Texana​

Rare in both extent and distribution, Texas wild-rice is threatened by the factors associated with its urban location near the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Texas wild-rice must live with continual habitat alteration, non-native species introductions, pollution, and recreational impacts.

Thelypodium ​Howellii​
Thelypodium ​Howellii​

The Endangered Species Coalition estimates that there are only 172 populations of this plant, with merely four with more than 1,000 plants. This is a wetland plant that grows in “prairie potholes”, indents left by glaciers in the recent ice age, 20,000 years ago.

Stenogyne ​Kanehoana​
Stenogyne ​Kanehoana​

The Endangered Species Coalition estimates that there are only 172 populations of this plant, with merely four with more than 1,000 plants. This is a wetland plant that grows in “prairie potholes”, indents left by glaciers in the recent ice age, 20,000 years ago.

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Solidago ​Ouachitensis​
Solidago ​Ouachitensis​

Solidago ouachitensis is a North American species of flowering plants in the aster family known by the common name Ouachita Mountain goldenrod. It has a very limited range, found only in the Ouachita Mountains along the border between Arkansas and Oklahoma in the United States.

Agave​
Agave​

The Endangered Species Coalition estimates that there are only 172 populations of this plant, with merely four with more than 1,000 plants. This is a wetland plant that grows in “prairie potholes”, indents left by glaciers in the recent ice age, 20,000 years ago.