Chinese Scientists Save the "Floral Panda"


One year ago, the rare Chinese plant dubbed the "floral panda" (Plantago erosa var.fengdouensis) was nearly extinct, with just 27 plants known to exist. Enter good old Chinese ingenuity, and a team of researchers at Wuhan Botanical Garden. They have, according to China View, "mastered the artificial propagation" of the rare plants, and the "floral panda" now numbers in the hundreds.

It's nice to hear a success story once in a while. (Now if we could just duplicate that success with real pandas...)

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