11 Sep '11, 11pm

A Shrub Back From Oblivion and in Need of Care

Shelley Estelle, Presidio Trust The Franciscan manzanita, which is said to be thriving in its new, undisclosed spot at the Presidio. The extinction-defying shrub is informally called Franciscan manzanita , for its home near San Francisco Bay, but maybe someone should rename it the Lazarus manzanita. It was given up for extinct some 60 years ago, then rediscovered in a traffic island in 2009 by a botanist driving home from a climate-change conference. Now, after legal prodding by three conservation groups, the federal Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to list the manzanita as endangered , which will give it some protections. Still, the listing document makes clear that it is hard to designate critical habitat for a plant that, until 2009, seemed to have no habitat at all, at least in the wild. In San Francisco, where the unusual is commonplace, the plucky shrub has rec...

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