The Carnivorous Plant Society

The Carnivorous Plant Society is a registered Charity, founded in 1978 with the aim of bringing together all those interested in carnivorous plants, both beginners and experts. Membership is open to all individuals and institutions, both amateur and professional.

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Wareham Bog 'purp' removal

The CPS has been working with the Dorset Ecology Group several years to clear S. purpurea from a bog near Wareham in Dorset where it has become very invasive and is threatening native bog plants.  The original intention of the landowner was to apply glyphosate and kill the lot but was persuaded to allow the Society to remove plants and many hundred (perhaps thousands) have already been removed.  The Eden Project took several hundreds.

Several patches are being retained on the site for research purposes.

We are meeting with the Dorset Ecology Group again on Thursday 27th June to continue with this work and to remove flowers from the remaining patches.

In addition to the purpureas there are large quantities of native sundews and an adjacent large pond has U. minor in abundance.

We are looking for volunteers to help with this work so if you could make it please contact us ASAP.  Thanks.  

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