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Collaborating for the conservation of Swainsona recta
Small purple pea, Swainsona recta is listed as a threatened species (endangered) under NSW, ACT, Victorian and Commonwealth legislation. Its restricted occurrence typically forms part of the critically endangered White Box-Yellow Box-Blakely Red Gum Grassy Woodland and Derived Native Grassland. This species has become the subject of a collaborative project involving the Australian National Botanic Gardens, ACTEW Corporation, Ecological Australia, DECC NSW and ACT Conservation Planning and Research. The project involves seed collection, seed banking and the propagation of plants for translocation to an offset site to help secure the future of this species. The translocation is planned for autumn / winter 2012. The Australian National Botanic Gardens will also display and interpret this species and the collaborative conservation effort in its newly re-developed the grassy woodland garden.