Restoration & Monitoring

Plant Profiles

The restoration and monitoring of fragile plant species helps maintain delicate ecosystems threatened by human interference. Learn more about the Garden's efforts to protect five plant species.

Georgia Oak

The Georgia Oak (Quercus georgiana) is a small, rare deciduous red oak species endemic to isolated granite outcrops in the Piedmont Plateau of the southeastern United States.
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Florida Torreya

For nearly 20 years the Garden has been working to conserve this nearly extinct conifer native to southwest Georgia and the Florida panhandle. You can catch a glimpse of one at the waterfall below the Conservation Garden at the Midtown Atlanta location.
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Georgia Aster

The Garden has participated in regional planning, research, management, and monitoring for the Georgia Aster.
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Smooth Coneflower

This federally listed species is a focal species for prairie and woodland restoration conducted with partners.
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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.
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White Fringeless Orchid

Protecting and reestablishing this rare orchid has been part of the Garden's conservation work for years. See it yourself in the Conservation Garden.
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Dancing Lady Orchid

You may notice this endangered plant in the Orchid Display House, but behind the scenes the Garden has led efforts to boost native populations in southeast Florida.
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Chapman’s Fringed Orchid

Platanthera chapmanii is an imperilled orchid with a widely scattered coastal distribution across the southern United States. Seeds from this orchid have been collected for safeguarding in our seed bank as well as propagated in our Micropropagation Lab for outplanting.
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Plant Profile Archives

Read past articles by the Garden’s Conservation & Research team, including in-depth information on carnivorous plants and more.

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