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