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Old 12-12-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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Endangered Flower Wins Against Major Land Developer
by Piper Hoffman
November 2, 2012 6:00 am

Endangered Flower Wins Against Major Land Developer | Care2 Causes
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Itís hard to believe that anything could halt urban sprawl in Los Angeles County, but it looks like the job has been done ó by a flower.

The gravely endangered San Fernando Valley Spineflower, with help from environmental organizations and indigenous tribes, faced down a builder who wants to erect a sprawling development in Newhall Ranch along the Santa Clara River. The Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Santa Clara River, Santa Clarita Organization for Planning the Environment (SCOPE), Wishtoyo Foundation, Ventura Coastkeeper and California Native Plant Society teamed up to take Newhall Land and the state of California to court for violating laws protecting endangered species.

The San Fernando Valley Spineflower is so rare that it was long believed extinct until it was rediscovered in 1999. It...
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Default Mucronea californica

Mucronea californica Benth.
California spineflower

Calflora: Mucronea californica
http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=MUCA3
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Who woulda thought! Maybe there is reason to hope after all.
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