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Discovering a New Flower Species at Zion National Park

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Aug 28, 2018 9:00 pm
  • 15:28

Guest: Mikel Stevens, Professor of Plant Sciences, Brigham Young University There are still millions of undiscovered plant and animal species on the Earth, and not all of them are in remote jungles. Some are hiding in plain sight, in well-traveled places frequented by millions of visitors — like Zion National Park in southern Utah. That’s where BYU plant scientist Mikel Stevens has found a vibrant fuchsia wildflower that may be a new species.