Since 2003, Rare Care has added more than 100 species of rare native plants to the seed vault. In 2010, for example, 23 collections were added to the vault representing nearly 800 new accessions. The collections represented 18 species, 13 of which were new to the seed bank. Collections were contributed by Rare Care staff and volunteers as well as by botanists from public agencies and non-profit organizations.
Seeds from the following species are stored in the Miller Seed Vault for species protection research purposes and, possibly, future restoration projects. These seeds are not available for purchase or distribution.
In cases where taxon names are linked, click on the link to view an image of seeds, plants in fruit, plants after seed dispersal, etc.