USA TODAY NETWORKJames M. O’Neill, The (Bergen County, N.J.) Record

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. — Despite the large, heavy-duty waterproof boots he wore, Scott Sherwood stepped with a dancer’s delicacy through a mucky meadow, trying to avoid crushing the tiny yellow wildflowers blooming all around him.

After all, this flower grows only in this one location in New Jersey — and no place else on Earth.