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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Missouri Botanical Garden has completed a 26-year effort to document the state's extensive plant life.

The flora encyclopedia fills almost 1,400 pages and lists nearly 3,000 plants. It's the third volume in a series started 50 years ago by the St. Louis research center.

Each plant species is described in great detail. There are notes on taxonomy, distribution, plant uses and conservation issues. The state Department of Conservation collaborated on the project.

 

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