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Individual study: The regular use of mowing to manage habitat for perennial knawel Scleranthus perennis prostratus in the Brecklands of north Suffolk, England

Published source details

Leonard Y. (2006) The regular use of mowing to manage habitat for perennial knawel Scleranthus perennis prostratus in the Brecklands of north Suffolk, England. Conservation Evidence, 3, 26-27

Summary

The endemic subspecies of perennial knawel Scleranthus perennis prostratus is a declining plant found only in the Breckland area of eastern England. At a site in north Suffolk in the early 1980s the plant was found to be thriving. Regular mowing and consistent small-scale ground disturbance at this site has proved perhaps the ideal management regime for the species.