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Why is Silene virginica, colloquially known as Fire Pink, endangered in Florida? What factors besides human industrialization are affecting its survival there?

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Various factors from different sources:

-- Diseases like Anther Smut Disease (reference).

-- Rampant use of herbicides.

-- Invasion of exotic pest species (reference).

-- Spatiotemporal variation in the pollination of Silene virginica by the ruby-throat hummingbird which is its principal pollinator (reference).

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