Plants at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, UK.
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Scientists warn 21% of plants at risk of extinction

10 May 2016 Last updated at 06:36 BST

Scientists have published their first global assessment of the state of the world's plants.

They warn that 21% of all plants are at risk of extinction and face a broad range of threats.

The research was carried out by the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in the UK.

Rebecca Morelle reports.

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