Kythrean sage (Salvia veneris)
Classified as Critically Endangered (CR) on the IUCN Red List (1). Listed on Appendix I of the Bern Convention (2) and on Annexes II and IV of the EC Habitats Directive as a priority species (3).
ARKive is supporting the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Top 50 Plants Campaign. The aim of this campaign is to help save plant species that face a high risk of extinction by raising awareness of the conservation issues and actions needed. The first of the Top 50 series highlights a selection of the most threatened Mediterranean island plants, with a booklet and website providing information.
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IUCN Red List (December, 2008)
Bern Convention (February, 2007)
EC Habitats Directive (December, 2008)