Savannas Mint

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Saving Savannas Mint :

Saving Savannas Mint How a critically endangered plant brought together organizations

Taxonomy & Description:

Taxonomy & Description Domain: Eukarya Kingdom: Plantae U nclear phylogeny warrants cladistics Species: Dicerandra immaculata  var.  savannarum Dicerandra immaculata = Mint endemic to southeastern United States Var . Savannarum: unique variant in the species found only in St. Lucie County, FL

Savannas Mint’s height, leaves, flowers and scrub habitat :

Savannas Mint’s height, leaves, flowers and scrub habitat

Savannas Mint Discovery Site Population :

Savannas Mint Discovery Site Population

Call For Conservation Efforts:

Call For Conservation Efforts

The Challenge: Optimize Conditions:

The Challenge: Optimize Conditions -Savannas Mint discovered in 1995 -Found only in TWO locations in St. Lucie County -Dwindling count demanded perfect restoration conditions -Experiments from 2005-2011 researched variable conditions through microhabitats

4 Microhabitats test combinations of varying shade, sunlight, leaf litter, water absorption Every plant counts! :

4 Microhabitats test combinations of varying shade, sunlight, leaf litter, water absorption Every plant counts!

Optimal Conditions = Efficient Conservation:

Optimal Conditions = Efficient Conservation

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