Parting Shot

Parting Shot: A Haven for Endangered Plants

July, 2015
Photo: Aaron Yoshino

Photo: Aaron Yoshino

Wednesday, 2:17 pm

Lyon Arboretum

Photo by Aaron Yoshino

Laboratory manager Cindy Yamamoto tends to one of the endangered plant species at the arboretum. The plants live in test tubes that contain food and shield them from insects and bacteria. Altogether the arboretum shelters some 20,000 local endangered plants – everything from ferns to taro varieties.