Hundreds of plants growing "wild" in a remote Dorset bog. Apparently they were planted there in the 1990's. Why would anyone want to do that?
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and hardy I knew there are some naturalised in Ireland planted long ago but not these. I grow carnivorous plants and have some seedings of these from seed last year that I must transplant soon. Sarracenia purpurea is the official plant of Newfoundland.
Do you have a wider shot to see them on mass ?
Howardian Local Nature Reserve
I've added a wider shot, but they're nowhere near so impressive at a distance!
Don't know why anyone would do this - but there is a similar extending patch in the New Forest, a good number of years old now.
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Hampshire & IOW Wildlfe Trust
on Whixall Moss near Whitchurch in the 1990s. Why people release alien species into the wild is (I guess) complicated. Certainly at least some of the "big cat" rumours are due to deliberate releases: presumably someone felt that Britain should have a wild big cat population?
Gardeners, of course, have introduced a lot of exotic species into the country. Whoever introduced Japanese Knotweed (and Himalayan Balsam come to that)should be burnt in effigy on Bonfire Night, if you ask me!
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