The plant in question is a only found in wet forests on the island of Molokai, at elevations of 2,300 to 4,000 feet. It had been thought extinct since 1997, but four years ago two seedling were found in the Nature Conservancy's Kamakou preserve. It is now thought that about 23 plants exist. The biggest threat to Phyllostegia hispida? Competition with non-native plants and feral pigs, goats and deer.
via: AP/Yahoo News
photo: Nature Conservancy
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