Molecular insight into Mirabilis rotundifolia (Greene) Standley to improve management decisions
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Mirabilis rotundifolia is a perennial wildflower, endemic to Pueblo and Fremont Counties in Southern Colorado. Due to the limited range of this species it has been listed as “at risk” of becoming endangered by the Department of Defense and local conservation groups. A large proportion of the known populations of M. rotundifolia are located on Ft. Carson Army base, where millions of dollars are spent each year to protect at risk species. Dr. Richard Spellenberg, an expert in the genus Mirabilis, once stated in The Flora of North America that Mirabilis rotundifolia may not be a genetically unique ...