Reintroduction efforts began on gravel hill prairie slopes at MPNP considered favorable for the growth of Lakeside daisy with 100 plants each at Sites A, B, and C on September 29, 1988.
Seedlings were not reported at MPNP by researchers until 1991.
These losses, combined with the loss of the Site B and C populations left Site A as the only surviving population of Lakeside daisy at MPNP.
The causes for the failure of the reintroduction efforts at MPNP are not well understood.
MPNP was also considered the least suitable of the three Illinois reintroduction sites based on the dense cover of native vegetation and the moderate to severe woody encroachment (DeMauro 1994).