Project to Save Endangered Violet

The Swedish authorities have launched a program to save an endangered flower than only grows wild in Sweden on the Baltic island of Öland.

The newspaper “Östran” writes that the Tall Violet, or Viola elatior, is on the Swedish red list of threatened species. The perennial prefers woody places with soil rich in calcium. A recent survey discovered just 1000 plants remaining on Öland.

The preservation program is a joint project by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and the Kalmar County Council.

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