Endangered Species Program
Conserving the Nature of America
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Produced by: Science on the SPOT (USGS)
Partners: U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service (Golden Gate National Recreation Area)


The Golden Gate National Recreation Area is teaming up with its partners to study how fire may promote the growth of Silver Leaf Lupin, a native flower that serves as host to the endangered Mission Blue Butterfly. Found in only a handful of locations within the Bay Area, the butterfly depends on its Lupin host plant during every stage of its life cycle.

Last updated: August 28, 2012