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Sections 13, 22 and 24.

SCHEDULE 8E+W+S Plants which are Protected

Common nameScientific name
[F1Adder’s-tongue, Least][F1Ophioglossum lusitanicum]
Alison, SmallAlyssum alyssoides
[F2Anomodon, Long-leaved][F2Anomodon longifolius]
[F2Beech-lichen, New Forest][F2Enterographa elaborata]
[F3Blackwort] [F3Southbya nigrella]
[F2Bluebell (in respect of section 13(2) only)][F2Hyacinthoides non-scripta]
[F2Bolete, Royal][F2Boletus regius]
Broomrape, BedstrawOrobanche caryophyllacea
Broomrape, OxtongueOrobanche loricata
Broomrape, ThistleOrobanche reticulata
[F1Cabbage, Lundy][F1Rhynchosinapis wrightii]
Calamint, WoodCalamintha sylvatica
[F3Caloplaca, Snow] [F3Caloplaca nivalis]
[F3Catapyrenium, Tree] [F3Catapyrenium psoromoides]
Catchfly, AlpineLychnis alpina
[F3Catillaria, Laurer’s] [F3Catellaria laurei]
[F3Centaury, Slender] [F3Centaurium tenuiflorum]
Cinquefoil, RockPotentilla rupestris
[F2Cladonia, Convoluted][F2Cladonia convoluta]
[F3Cladonia, Upright Mountain] [F3Cladonia stricta]
[F3Clary, Meadow] [F3Salvia pratensis]
Club-rush, TriangularScirpus triquetrus
[F1Colt’s-foot, Purple][F1Homogyne alpina]
Cotoneaster, WildCotoneaster integerrimus
[F1Cottongrass, Slender][F1Eriophorum gracile]
Cow-wheat, FieldMelampyrum arvense
[F1Crocus, Sand][F1Romulea columnae]
[F3Crystalwort, Lizard] [F3Riccia bifurca]
[F3Cudweed, Broad-leaved] [F3Filago pryamidata]
Cudweed, JerseyGnaphalium luteoalbum
[F1Cudweed, Red-tipped][F1Filago lutescens]
[F2Cut-grass][F2Leersia oryzoides]
[F2Deptford Pink ( in respect of England and Wales only)][F2Dianthus armeria]
DiapensiaDiapensia lapponica
F4. . .F4. . .
[F3Earwort, Marsh] [F3Jamesoniella undulifolia]
Eryngo, FieldEryngium campestre
[F2Feather-moss, Polar][F2Hygrohypnum polare]
Fern, Dickie’s BladderCystopteris dickieana
F4. . .F4. . .
[F3Flapwort, Norfolk] [F3Leiocolea rutheana]
[F1Fleabane, Alpine][F1Erigeron borealis]
[F1Fleabane, Small][F1Pulicaria vulgaris]
[F3Frostwort, Pointed] [F3Gymnomitrion apiculatum]
[F2Fungus, Hedgehog][F2Hericium erinaceum]
Galingale, BrownCyperus fuscus
Gentian, AlpineGentiana nivalis
[F3Gentian, Dune] [F3Gentianella uliginosa]
F4. . .F4. . .
[F1Gentian, Fringed][F1Gentianella ciliata]
Gentian, SpringGentiana verna
[F1Germander, Cut-leaved][F1Teucrium botrys]
Germander, WaterTeucrium scordium
Gladiolus, WildGladiolus illyricus
[F2Goblin Lights][F2Catolechia wahlenbergii]
[F1Goosefoot, Stinking][F1Chenopodium vulvaria]
[F1Grass-poly][F1Lythrum hyssopifolia]
[F3Grimmia, Blunt-leaved] [F3Grimmia unicolor]
[F3Gyalecta, Elm] [F3Gyalecta ulmi]
Hare’s-ear, Sickle-leavedBupleurum falcatum
Hare’s-ear, SmallBupleurum baldense
[F1Hawk’s-beard, Stinking][F1Crepis foetida]
[F3Hawkweed, Northroe] [F3Hieracium northroense]
[F3Hawkweed, Shetland] [F3Hieracium zetlandicum]
[F3Hawkweed, Weak-leaved] [F3Hieracium attenuatifolium]
Heath, BluePhyllodoce caerulea
Helleborine, RedCephalanthera rubra
F5. . .F5. . .
[F1Horsetail, Branched][F1Equisetum ramosissimum]
[F1Hound’s-tongue, Green][F1Cynoglossum germanicum]
Knawel, PerennialScleranthus perennis
Knotgrass, SeaPolygonum maritimum
F4. . .F4. . .
F6. . .F6. . .
F6. . .F6. . .
F5. . .F5. . .
[F3Lecanora, Tarn] [F3Lecanora archariana]
[F3Lecidea, Copper] [F3Lecidea inops]
Leek, Round-headedAllium sphaerocephalon
Lettuce, LeastLactuca saligna
[F3Lichen, Arctic Kidney] [F3Nephroma arcticum]
[F3Lichen, Ciliate Strap] [F3Heterodermia leucomelos]
[F3Lichen, Coralloid Rosette] [F3Heterodermia propagulifera]
[F3Lichen, Ear-lobed Dog] [F3 Peltigera lepidophora]
[F3Lichen, Forked Hair] [F3Bryoria furcellata]
[F3Lichen, Golden Hair] [F3Teloschistes flavicans]
[F3Lichen, Orange Fruited Elm] [F3 Caloplaca luteoalba]
[F3Lichen, River Jelly] [F3Collema dichotomum]
[F3Lichen, Scaly Breck] [F3Squamarina lentigera]
[F3Lichen, Stary Breck] [F3 Buellia asterella]
Lily, SnowdonLloydia serotina
[F3Liverwort] [F3 Petallophyllum ralfsi]
[F3Liverwort, Lindenberg’s Leafy] [F3Adelanthus lindenbergianus]
Marsh-mallow, RoughAlthaea hirsuta
F4. . .F4. . .
[F1Milk-parsley, Cambridge][F1Selinum carvifolia]
[F3Moss] [F3Drepanocladius vernicosus]
[F3Moss, Alpine Copper] [F3Mielichoferia mielichoferi]
[F3Moss, Baltic Bog] [F3Sphagnum balticum]
[F3Moss, Blue Dew] [F3Saelania glaucescens]
[F3Moss, Blunt-leaved Bristle] [F3Orthotrichum obtusifolium]
[F3Moss, Bright Green Cave Cyclodictyon laetevirens]
[F3Moss, Cordate Beard] [F3Barbula cordata]
[F3Moss, Cornish Path] [F3Ditrichum cornubicum]
[F3Moss, Derbyshire Feather] [F3Thamnobryum angustifolium]
F5. . .F5. . .
[F2Moss, Flamingo][F2Desmatodon cernuus]
[F3Moss, Glaucous Beard] [F3Barbula glauca]
[F3Moss, Green Shield] [F3Buxbaumia viridis]
[F3Moss, Hair Silk] [F3Plagiothecium piliferum]
[F3Moss, Knothole] [F3Zygodon forsteri]
[F3Moss Large Yellow Feather] [F3Scorpidium turgescens]
[F3Moss, Millimetre] [F3Micromitrium tenerum]
[F3Moss, Multifruited River] [F3Cryphaea lamyana]
[F3Moss, Nowell’s Limestone] [F3Zygodon gracilis]
[F3Moss, Rigid Apple] [F3Bartramia stricta]
[F3Moss, Round-leaved Feather] [F3Rhynocostegium rotundifolium]
[F3Moss, Schleicher’s Thread] [F3Bryum schleicheri]
[F3Moss, Triangular Pygmy]{ F3Acaulon triquetrum
[F3Moss, Vaucher’s Feather] [F3Hypnum vaucheri]
[F3Mudwort, Welsh] [F3Limosella australis]
[F1Naiad, Holly-leaved][F1Najas marina]
F4. . .F4. . .
[F3Orache, Stalked] [F3Halimione pedunculata]
Orchid, Early SpiderOphryas sphegodes
F4. . .F4. . .
Orchid, GhostEpipogium aphyllum
[F3Orchid, Lapland Marsh] [F3Dactylorhiza lapponica]
Orchid, Late SpiderOphrys fuciflora
Orchid, LizardHimantoglossum hircinum
Orchid, MilitaryOrchis militaris
Orchid, MonkeyOrchis simia
[F3Pannaria, Caledonia] [F3Pannaria ignobilis]
[F3Parmelia, New Forest] [F3Parmelia minarum]
[F3Parmentaria, Oil Stain] [F3Parmentaria chilensis]
Pear, PlymouthPyrus cordata
[F3Penny-cress, Perfoliate] [F3Thlaspi perfoliatum]
[F1Pennyroyal][F1Mentha pulegium]
[F3Pertusaria, Alpine Moss] [F3Pertusaria bryontha]
[F3Physcia, Southern Grey] [F3Physcia tribacioides]
[F1Pigmyweed][F1Crassula aquatica]
[F3Pine, Ground] [F3Ajuga chamaepitys]
Pink, CheddarDianthus gratianopolitanus
Pink, ChildlingPetroraghia nanteuilii
F4. . .F4. . .
[F2Polypore, Oak][F2Buglossoporus pulvinus]
[F3Pseudocyphellaria, Ragged] [F3Pseudocyphellaria lacerata]
[F3Psora, Rusty Alpine] [F3Psora rubiformis]
[F2Puffball, Sandy Stilt][F2Battarraea phalloides]
[F1Ragwort, Fen][F1Senecio paludosus]
[F1Ramping-fumitory, Martin’s][F1Fumaria martinii]
[F3Rampion, Spiked] [F3Phyteuma spicatum]
[F1Restharrow, Small][F1Ononis reclinata]
[F1Rock-cress, Alpine][F1Arabis alpina]
[F1Rock-cress, Bristol][F1Arabis stricta]
[F7Rock Nail][F7Calicium corynellum]
[F3Rustworth, Western] [F3Marsupella profunda]
Sandwort, NorwegianArenaria norvegica
Sandwort, TeesdaleMinuartia stricta
Saxifrage, DroopingSaxifraga cernua
F4. . .F4. . .
Saxifrage, TuftedSaxifraga cespitosa
[F3Solenopsora, Serpentine] [F3Solenopsora liparina]
Solomon’s-seal, WhorledPolygonatum verticillatum
Sow-thistle, AlpineCicerbita alpina
Spearwort, Adder’s-tongueRanunculus ophioglossifolius
[F1Speedwell, Fingered][F1Veronica triphyllos]
Speedwell, SpikedVeronica spicata
F6. . .F6. . .
[F2Spike-rush, Dwarf][F2Eleocharis parvula]
[F2Stack Fleawort, South][F2Tephroseris integrifolia (ssp maritima)]
[F1Star-of-Bethlehem, Early][F1Gagea bohemica]
StarfruitDamasonium alisma
[F3Stonewort, Bearded] [F3Chara canescens]
[F1Stonewort, Foxtail][F1Lamprothamnium papulosum]
[F1Strapwort][F1Corrigiola litoralis]
[F2Sulphur-tresses, Alpine][F2Alectoria ochroleuca]
F5. . .F5. . .
[F7Tree Lungwort (in respect of section 13(2) only)][F7Lobaria pulmonaria]
[F3Turpswort] [F3Geocalyx graveolens]
Violet, FenViola persicifolia
[F1Viper’s-grass][F1Scorzonera humilis]
Water-plantain, Ribbon leavedAlisma gramineum
Wood-sedge, StarvedCarex depauperata
Woodsia, AlpineWoodsia alpina
Woodsia, OblongWoodsia ilvensis
Wormwood, FieldArtemisia campestris
Woundwort, DownyStachys germanica
Woundwort, LimestoneStachys alpina
Yellow-rattle, GreaterRhinanthus serotinus
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F1 Entry added by S.I. 1988/288 , art. 3

F2 Entries in Sch. 8 added (16.4.1998) by S.I. 1998/878 , art. 3

F3 Entries in Sch. 8 added (29.10.1992) by S.I. 1992/2350 , art. 3(1) .

F6 Entries in Sch. 8 removed (29.10.1992) by S.I. 1992/2350 , art. 3(2) .

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