SPECIES: Lordhowea pilosicrista — Tall Yellow-top
CLASSIFICATION: Under assessment
Not a lot comes up when searching Tall Yellow-top. Surely that’s a red flag when there simply isn’t information describing this native plant. Interestingly, the essence of Tall Yellow-top is available and sold online as a wellbeing remedy. Tall Yellow-top is currently only found in one location in South Australia and carries a state listing of endangered in Victoria. It’s currently under assessment for classification according to the EPBC.
At FAME, we’re passionate about saving our native smaller, lesser-known species that without intervention would otherwise be left to face extinction. Each and every one of our native Australian species contribute to the rich biodiversity on the continent. To lose just one of these species to extinction disrupts the balance of the ecosystem.
Working with landholders, volunteer and regional partners, the project aims to undertake collaborative searches, workshops and translocations leading to new and increased population numbers whilst maintaining genetic diversity. To find out more about this important project and to make a donation visit https://www.fame.org.au/projects/saving-endangered-flora-species
Photo: Jerry Smith