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Rare & threatened species

The Red Hill Nature reserve hosts a significant population of threatened, regionally rare and regionally uncommon species.

More information on threatened species in the ACT, for which statutory Action Plans are required can be found here.

A Boost for Button Wrinklewort

This flower may sound like it belongs to the pages of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, but ANBG has been growing the endangered Button Wrinklewort, Rutidosis leptorrhynchoides in their Gardens’ nursery in anticipation of a big day to reintroduce them back into the wild.

  • With their partners at ACT Parks and Conservation Service and Greening Australia, they have planted out a new population established around Barrier Hill in the ACT to boost the numbers of this locally and nationally endangered wildflower.

    Much of the original habitat of the now very rare Button Wrinklewort has been destroyed or isolated. By increasing the number of self-sustaining populations in the wild we can reduce the plant’s risk of extinction into the future.