Photo:One of the World's most endangered plants:
The titan arum or Amorphophallus titanum
Source of image:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Titan-arum1web.jpg
For some reason whenever we hear about something being endangered of becoming extinct on this planet, we only hear about the endangered animals! However, many plants are also endangered due to human behavior and for other reasons. A September 2010 study conducted by the Royal Botanic Gardens found that 22% of the approximately 380,000 known plant species (or about 83,600 plant species) are endangered. That’s approximately 9 times what the IUCN
(The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (aka IUCN) and US Fish & Wildlife Service currently have listed.
Source: Planetsave (http://s.tt/12tnx)
We need to take steps to ensure these plants do not go extinct!
"In each ecosystem, living organisms fall into one of three roles: producers, which make food for themselves; consumers, which eat producers; and decomposers, which reduce matter into soil. As producers, plants play a part in the way the ecosystem functions, creating a world that supports life."