The Newfoundland Rare Plant Project

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The threatened, endemic Fernald's Braya [Braya fernaldii] at Watt's Point

The threatened, endemic Fernald's Braya [Braya fernaldii] at Watt's Point






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  • The Newfoundland Rare Plant Project was created in 1999 - as a multi-partner initiative - designed to learn more about the distribution and abundance of the 271 species listed by Bouchard et al in their 1991 publication “The Rare Vascular Plants of Newfoundland”, and, as well, to determine whether additional rare species might occur on the Island.

    The Project has since expanded its scope to include opportunistic or occasional collections of stoneworts [charophytes], mosses and liverworts [bryophytes], and lichens, and is looking towards expanding its area of investigation into Labrador.

    General Goals:
    • adding to the completeness and representativeness of plant collections from the Province, particularly with regard to rare species
    • adding to the completeness and representativeness of scientific data relating to plant species from the Province, particularly with regard to occurrence, distribution, ecology, and status of rare plant populations
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