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Conservation assessment and prognosis for Petalwort at Dawlish Warren

Dawlish Warren

is 1 of 7 sites in England where petalwort is found.

Current population

between 1300-1700 individual plants in 7 main areas.

After a slight fall

in numbers between 2003-2012, number of plants is stable.

No plants found

near Visitor Centre where "safe" population was thought to be.

Main areas for petalwort

are at risk of inundation by the sea.

Future of the plant

depends on management, sea level rise and visitor pressure.