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Endangered Species day

Endangered Species day

Endangered Species Day When we think an endangered species, it’s easy to envision a bald eagle, whale or giant panda. However, did you know that there are more federally protected plant species than animals in the United States? Why protect plants? Could you...
Pollinator Plant Propagation

Pollinator Plant Propagation

Garden research is highlighting the importance of native plants for conservation of ecosystems and many types of animals, including pollinators. However, there is a lack of native plant material available for building habitat–from small backyard projects to large...
Assessing Suitability of Native Milkweeds

Assessing Suitability of Native Milkweeds

Milkweeds (Asclepias spp.) are the sole hostplant for monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Monarch caterpillars must consume milkweeds to survive. As monarchs are facing drastic declines, largely tied to loss of plant habitat, the Garden’s pollinator...
The Garden’s Love for Arizona

The Garden’s Love for Arizona

The Garden’s love for AZ          Garden researchers travel the world to study desert plants and their environments, but their greatest love is for what is right in their backyard. The Garden’s mission focuses on “desert plants of the world with emphasis on the...
A Peek Into the Past Under Threat

A Peek Into the Past Under Threat

Even during the closure, Desert Botanical Garden scientists continued their work to discover, research, and conserve desert plant species. Just in the last few weeks, the Garden has worked with U.S. Forest Service to protect a population of rare agaves that have...

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