A joint effort by biologists from the Nature Conservancy of Canada and J.D. Irving, Limited, revealed the presence of Van Brunt’s Jacob’s-ladder. This occurred during a plant survey on J.D. Irving, Limited property, along a tributary of Dipper Harbour Creek in southwestern New Brunswick. Van Brunt’s Jacob’s-ladder is a delicate flowering plant that produces showy purple flowers during spring and early summer. Van Brunt’s Jacob’s-ladder is only known to exist in a handful of locations in Canada, in New Brunswick and Quebec. This discovery is a new subpopulation of the plant, which has been found growing at only two sites in the province.

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