The term endangered species conjures up images of majestic mammals and colourful orchids in remote places of the world. But Manitoba also has rare species although they are not always what you would expect. In this lecture the Manitoba Museum’s Curator of Botany, Dr. Diana Bizecki Robson, will talk about her years of study of the rarest plants of Manitoba. Her research on the pollinators of the rare Western Silvery Aster and Hairy Prairie-clover plants will be highlighted as well as her recent documentation of a new species of Canadian water-lily. You will come away with a new appreciation of the plant world and the intricate ties that bind species together.