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Conservation

Hawkweed Biodiversity Action Plan

The team are involved with Scottish Natural Heritage and Shetland Biological Records Centre in conserving the rare endemic Shetland hawkweed (Hieracium) species. An ex-situ collection of each of the sixteen species is maintained in the glasshouse, in addition to some other nationally rare ones. Propagated samples are taken from them for replanting into ‘the wild’ to re-establish the plants in their native environment.

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Hieracium scottii, at Voe of Snarranessite