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Applications available for rare plant funding
Photo supplied Azure bluets (Houstonia caerulea) are a Wisconsin Special Concern Plant found in dry prairies and woodlands and damp meadows.
MADISON - Wisconsin has a wide diversity of rare plants: Hairy beardtongue, small flowered grass-of-Parnassus and zigzag bladderwort are just three mythical-sounding plants of more than 300 rare plants in Wisconsin that could get a boost in status from the Wisconsin Rare Plant Preservation Fund, managed by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. The fund supports the restoration, monitoring, inventorying and preservation of rare plant species in Wisconsin. By their very nature, rare plants need help to ensure they do not disappear forever.