Endangered pea goes home

Living Collections curator David Taylor plants an endangered small purple pea

Our talented team at the Australian National Botanic Gardens has successfully propagated the endangered small purple pea for planting out as part of an ACT energy company’s offset program.

Our experts collected tiny seeds from the field, and then germinated them in the seed bank lab and grew them in the nursery.

Seventy small purple peas have been planted on Actew -AGL’s offset site for the Murrumbidgee to Googong pipeline – a site where the seedlings will be monitored and carefully managed.

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