Rare and endangered Swamp Pink in flower on the Fort A.P. Hill military base.

Rare and endangered Swamp Pink in flower on the Fort A.P. Hill military base in 2015.

Robert Floyd, a CEMML on-site natural resources research specialist, and his colleagues work with the installation¬†at Fort A.P. Hill to maintain high-quality military training lands, while simultaneously conserving two of the nation’s rarest plants: the elusive swamp pink (Helonias bullata) and the small whorled pogonia (Isotria medeoloides).