Stunning limestone pavements, ancient woodlands, intimate orchards and meadows and an impressive coastline make Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty one of England's finest landscapes. The work of the AONB Partnership aims to conserve and enhance this extraordinary place now and for the future.
Water primrose alert
September 24th, 2019
Water primrose Ludwigia grandiflora is an invasive non-native plant that is invading our ponds, lakes, wetlands, ditches and
It was introduced as an ornamental garden plant, but has now been banned from sale.
It has already invaded many habitats in Western Europe and Japan, excluding native plants and animals, increasing flood risk, preventing fishing, navigation and reducing the amenity value.
In the UK the Environment Agency is coordinating the eradication of water primrose, before it gets too established in the wild.
If you have water primrose in your garden, it is a criminal offence to spread it into the wild. Follow the ‘be plant wise’ campaign and dispose of it safely.
If you think you have found water primrose, check the identification then please report it by sending a photo and location details to: firstname.lastname@example.org