LA seed bank works to save CA’s diverse plants from extinction

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Naomi Fraga, director of conservation programs at the California Botanic Garden, shows some of the native plant samples being grown at the facility. Their cultivation is part of the lab's mission to protect the state's plant biodiversity. Photo by Saul Gonzalez.

The California Botanic Garden in Claremont has a Noah’s Ark of native plants. That’s where freezers preserve seeds from plants that might go extinct.

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