South Carolina Plant Conservation Alliance (SCPCA)

Category: Conservation


Schweinitz’s sunflower rescue

On May 24, Andy Cabe and a team of SCDOT workers went to work to save someĀ  Schweinitz’s sunflowers (Helianthus schweinitzii) that were in danger of being destroyed by bridge construction. The SCDOT is in the process of replacing the…

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Musings on Plant Conservation

Check out this nice piece by RBG Kew horticulturist Carlos Magdalena, author of The Plant Messiah. The SCPCA is working on a propagation and restoration project with our local Schwalbea americana; it’s nice to know that the challenges related to…

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New Oxypolis canbyi population!

On April 12, Jason Ayers, Coastal Program biologist, was out in the field in northern Berkeley County with USFWS botanist April Punsalan, Partners Program biologist Bret Beasley, and FWS biologist Paula Sisson. April was searching for Schwalbea americana and the…

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At-Risk species on National Wildlife Refuges

Keith Bradley has prepared this report on At-Risk Plant Species Survey 2018 in national wildlife refuges in coastal South Carolina and Georgia.

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Isoetes louisianensis (Louisiana quillwort) 5-year review

The USFWS has begun its 5-year review of Isoetes louisianensis. It is seeking new information; the last review was completed in June 2012. To ensure that the Service is able to consider any new information you might be aware of…

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Rattlesnake Master Borer Moth

The USFWS is considering listing Papaipema eryngii, the rattlesnake master borer moth. Anna Huckabee Smith and the SCDNR are trying to help the researcher, Jim Bess, locate host plants and larvae in SC this season. Anyone who encounters Eryngium sp….

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Botany Bill

On February 14, 2017, Representative Quigley (D-IL) introducedĀ House Resolution 1054, with co-sponsor Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). This legislation is intended to promote botanical research and botanical sciences capacity (including botanical education), generate demand for native plant materials, and authorize related federal activities….

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