Seeds of Hope

Community funds supporting an Endangered species
Flowers of Conostylis micrantha (A Crawford)
Dion Harris, a Yamatji Ranger, marking the location of conostylis micrantha plants as part of the Seeds of Hope Project (Credit: Andrew Crawford)
Yamatji Rangers conducting seed collecting (Andrew Crawford)

The Seeds of Hope Appeal ran in December 2022 seeking community support to fund a seed banking project. 

Thanks to generous community support and matched funding from The Council of Heads of Australian Botanic Gardens, over $5,000 was raised to secure seeds and study the Endangered Small Flowered Conostylis (Conostylis micrantha).

This remarkable wildflower is found only in the Geraldton Sandplains of Western Australia on the lands of the Yamatji Nation. Known only from 250 plants, it is listed as Endangered due to impacts from habitat loss and invasive species.

Seeds of Conostylis Micrantha for the Seeds of Hope Project (Credit: Andrew Crawford)
Seeds of the Small Flowered Conostylis (Andrew Crawford)

Project Aims

Funds raised will help our partner at the Western Australian Seed Centre (Kensington) to:

Project outcomes

This project will run from May 2023 to June 2024, so check back later to see how we are tracking!

Conostylis micrantha flowers