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Recovering peppercress

Tucked away in the middle of the nation's capital of Canberra, the Ginninderra peppercress (Lepidium ginninderrense) only hold on life lies delicately in the balance. Threats of urban encroachment and other problems that impact small reserves attracted the attention of conservation officers at the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG). Their project will see a small amount of seed collected from every plant within the only known population of the Ginninderra Peppercress. The seed will then be grown at the ANBG with the aim of producing over 50,000 seed that can be used to recreate an entirely new population.