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Plant Scientists on the Lindner Middle for Analysis and Conservation of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) have been working to revive Trifolium kentuckiense, a critically imperiled clover species also called the Kentucky Clover. CREW is at the moment partnered with the Zoo’s Bowyer Farm, Kentucky Nature Preserves, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to help in restoring populations of this endangered plant.

Earlier this month, the Plant Division despatched 179 tissue culture-grown vegetation to Bowyer. CREW has 21 totally different genetic strains of this species in tradition and offers vegetation from every line to make sure a wholesome inhabitants may be outplanted. The workers at Bowyer will proceed to nurture them till are giant sufficient for outplanting. Seeds can even be collected for banking in CREW’s CryoBioBank.

CREW Plant Division has labored with Kentucky Nature Preserves and USFWS to revive one other endangered clover species, Trifolium stoloniferum, also called Working Buffalo Clover. This clover was faraway from the endangered species record in 2021!


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