Posted: 12/05/2013 at 23:28
No plants should ever be taken from any nature reserve or nature trail and it is illegal for anyone, without permission of the owner or occupier of the land, to uproot any wild plant. A number of very rare plants in danger of extinction, or likely to become so, are specially protected by law, and removal or sale of any part of these plants is an offence. A person found guilty of breaking these laws may be fined up to £1,000, and if more than one plant is involved, this fine may be imposed for each of them. The Botanical Society of the British Isles lists species protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981.
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