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Wild Plants Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q:

    Is it an offence to pick a wild plant?

    A:

    It is an offence for any person to intentionally uproot any wild plant, without the permission of the landowner.

  • Q:

    Does this apply to all wild plants?

    A:

    Yes.

  • Q:

    Do all plant species have the same protection?Do all plant species have the same protection?

    A:

    Plants listed under Schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 have extra protection. It is an offence to sell, offer for sale, possess or transport for the purpose of sale, any live or dead wild plant. This includes derivatives of plants listed on Schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act.

  • Q:

    Why are plants important to the environment?

    A:

    Wild plants are the basis of the countryside. Apart from being nice to look at they are an essential part of the environment. They provide food and shelter for birds, insects and animals without which they would be unable to survive.