Wildflower Thought Extinct Rediscovered in Calif.

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The Mount Diablo buckwheat (Eriogonom truncatum), last seen in 1936 and presumed extinct. Scott Hein/Save Mount Diablo hide caption

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Mount Diablo buckwheat

The Mount Diablo buckwheat (Eriogonom truncatum), last seen in 1936 and presumed extinct.

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Naturalists have rediscovered a tiny, pink wildflower that had been considered extinct for nearly 70 years. A Mount Diablo buckwheat flower was recently found by a University of California graduate student in a California state park.

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