1 Introduction The Biodiversity Audit of North West England (1999) lists 474 taxa of vascular plants of “conservation importance”, 145 of which occur on the Sefton Coast. Whittling these down to a manageable number for Species Action Plans has been a daunting task. Two, Dune Helleborine and Isle of Man Cabbage, are listed as UK… Read More »
Good local examples include Clinkham and Red Brow Wood in St. Helens, and Croxteth Park in Liverpool. Landlife have information on native colonies and, in the past, all forms have been surveyed by the Liverpool Botanical Society. Many local records are of the hybrid form and distinct native colonies of any size are often hard to find, although it is present in 44 tetrads in North Merseyside.