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Upland: survey

The issues

Mountains and upland cover large areas of north Wales, northern England, and Scotland (in fact, two thirds of Scotland is classed as upland). What are the threats to our native upland flora?

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Upland: cloudberry

The flora

Our uplands are home to beautiful alpines, rare mosses and liverworts and juniper, whose berries flavour gin. Click below to browse some common - and not-so common - plants to look out for.

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Upland: Scottish upland

The sites

There are 150 areas across the UK that Plantlife believes are exceptional when it comes to wild plants and fungi. These 'Important Plant Areas' include some of our most famous uplands and some, perhaps, a little less well known. Click below to find out if there's one near you.

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Arable: publications

Advice and information

From identification guides for the amateur botanist to practical advice for land owners and managers, Plantlife has produced a range of publications to help both celebrate and conserve our native upland flora and habitat.

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