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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Rare – Imperiled Plants of Colorado

(Pediocactus knowltonii by Susan Rubin, artist, BI-instructor)

RARE is a travelling exhibition developed by the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists now exhibited at the Gates Garden Court of Denver Botanic Gardens (March 7 - May 17, 2009). This exhibit is featuring 40 of the rarest plants included in the over 500 plant species in Colorado which are monitored by several agencies in order to protect them from extinction. You can read more about the Rare Plant Conservation Initiative (RPCI) and Colorado Native Plant Society by clicking the highlighted names. The Flora of Colorado includes over 3000 plant species.
You can order the extraordinary exhibit catalog by emailing exhibits of calling 720.865.3636. The 58-page catalog contains the illustration and detailed information for each of the 40 imperiled plant species exhibited plus artist bios. Price: $19.92 + tax.

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