Conservation of Britain’s biodiversity: rediscovery of the extinct Lake District endemic Hieracium fissuricola, Fisherplace Gill Hawkweed (Asteraceae)
Keywords:critically endangered; England; Fisher Ghyll hawkweed; IUCN threat status.
Hieracium fissuricola P.D. Sell, Fisherplace Gill Hawkweed, is a rare Lake District endemic. It had not been refound at the original 1954 locality at Fisherplace Gill and was regarded as extinct. A new site was discovered on the nearby Glenridding Estate in 2021 which comprised a tiny colony of six plants. It is IUCN (2001) Threat Status ‘Critically Endangered’. Seed has been deposited in the Millennium Seed Bank.
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