There are more than 500 species on Tennessee's rare plant list!
The red dots in this map represent all of the known locations of Tennessee's rare plants, including the 21 federally endangered or threatened plants. Unfortunately, we only have a handful of botanists
and ecologists officially managing these species.
If we want to prevent the local extinction of our rare plants, it'll require a collaborative effort from many different partners including public agencies, botanical gardens, nurseries, nonprofits, universities, and anyone else interested in rare plant conservation.
What we need is an alliance!
Swamp Dogwood, Cornus obliqua