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Endangered plant Dianthus armeria (Deptford pink)

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This beautiful plant has declined in numbers dramatically over the past 60 years, and it is now only found at about 15 sites in England's southern counties. Agricultural changes are the main cause of its decline, and its main threats are still conversion of pasture to arable land, loss of grazing allowing smothering by coarse plants, and loss of hedgerows.

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Learn how to identify, survey and create suitable habitat for Dianthus armeria Deptford Pink here.

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  • Posted: Tue. 7th July 2009 08:38