One of the country’s rarest plants has successfully been reintroduced to a verge in East Sussex.

Following a conservation project with the Species Recovery Trust, East Sussex Highways has confirmed that Spiked Rampion is now flowering near Hadlow Down.

There are 140 wildlife verges in East Sussex covering 25 hectares and supporting species of wild flowers including some threatened with extinction, as well as providing a habitat for pollinators and other insects, animals and birds.

The verges, identifiable by small yellow, flower-shaped markers, aren’t cut between March and August to allow wildflowers to seed.

The public can propose new wildlife verge sites at www.eastsussexhighways.com


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