The Lady's Slipper is Britain's rarest flower
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The high-stakes world of rare-plant theft

Conservationists are warning that some of Britain's endangered plants are being put under even greater threat, because thieves are stealing them to order.

Wild flowers are also being sold on internet auction sites, while others are being illegally uprooted by gardening enthusiasts who don't realise that taking plants is a crime.

Trevor Dines, a botanical specialist from the conservation charity Plantlife explained.

  • 28 Oct 2014
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