The Maguire daisy, a dime-size wildflower found in sandstone canyons and atop mesas in Utah, was removed from the endangered species list this week after a 25-year effort to rescue it from extinction, the Interior Department said Tuesday.
I picked this article becuase as you can see the flower is from Utah and I thought it would be appropriate this week with our discussion of Desert Solitaire.
In 1985 when this little flower was put on the endangered list there were only seven left. Today there are 163,000 plants in 10 populations in three counties in southeastern Utah.
The daisy is the 21st species removed from the endangered species list, including such species as the bald eagle, the Virginia northern flying squirrel, the American peregrine falcon, the red kangaroo and the North Pacific population of the gray whale.