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Conservation of the Flora of Great Britain



    IN the report of the work of Flora's League, a society for the preservation of wild flowers, ferns and trees, covering the years 1932-34, the League records its work, in collaboration with other bodies, for the conservation of the British flora, and its plans for the future. In co-operation with the Cotteswold Naturalists' Field Club, the Gloucestershire station of Ranunculus ophioglossifolius, which grows in this and one other county only in England, has been secured for all time, while in Lancashire special efforts are being made to preserve the endangered flora of the sand-dunes in the vicinity of Ainsdale, the only known habitat ofEpipactis dunensis. Following on the successful re-introduction of Maianthemum biflorum, the may lily, in Ken Wood, under the direction of Mr. J. S. L. Gilmour, assistant director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the League has plans for the cultivation of rare species of wild-plants for their seeds, to sow in wild flower gardens or in haunts from which they have disappeared; though record of the site and other details of each such experiment will be reported to the Department of Botany of the British Museum (Natural History) to -avoid any confusion of records of field botanists. Under the auspices of the Wild Plant Conservation Board of the Council for the Preservation of Rural England, the British Wild Plant Nurseries and Seed

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