The Garden is very involved in the conservation and restoration of a number of several imperiled species: the Cigar Orchid, Dancing Lady Orchid, White Fringeless Orchid, Chapman's Fringed Orchid and Small Whorled Pogonia.
Cyrtopodium punctatum is a longtime focus of the Garden’s conservation and research teams. Nearly 1,000 new orchids have been introduced in the Florida preserve where the Garden continues to monitor survival and success.
White Fringeless Orchid
Protecting and reestablishing this rare orchid has been part of the Garden’s conservation work for years.
Small Whorled Pogonia
This threatened species found throughout the eastern United States has been a project of the Garden since 2011. Today, the Garden continues to monitor the population numbers and health of these rare plants.