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An ‘Extinction Hotspot’ in Appalachia

An ‘Extinction Hotspot’ in Appalachia

An ‘Extinction Hotspot’ in Appalachia John R. Platt Botanist Wesley Knapp has a reputation for finding lost plants. In 2016 Knapp’s rediscovery of a rare Maryland flower called Solidago rupestris—last seen more than 100 years ago—resulted in headlines calling him “the Indiana Jones of botany.” Now Knapp has contributed to a…