Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Wildflower feared extinct rediscovered


SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- A flower long thought to be extinct was rediscovered in a California state park -- more than six decades after it was last seen, scientists said Wednesday.

The pink wildflower Eriogonom truncatum, known as the Mount Diablo buckwheat, was found in a remote section of a Contra Costa County park about 30 miles east of San Francisco. The plant resembles baby's breath used in floral arrangements.

"We've been calling the Mount Diablo buckwheat the holy grail for botanists (in the region)," said Barbara Ertter, curator of western North American flora at the University of California-Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium....

1 comment:

someguy said...

great work man.... i mean i absolutely adore photography...and the nature is my fav motif...though depiction of human miseries are more entwining...great to see such works in blogs these days..especially from the land of the damned ones where Daffodil's die instantly amids the toxic fumes.