3. Protection for plants
All species of wild plant receive a basic level of protection and some rare species have additional legal protection.
Additional protection: for species listed on Schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act, it is illegal uproot, destroy or pick any part of the plant, including flowers and seed. It is also illegal to sell such plants or offer them for sale. In Teignbridge these species include: pennyroyal, deptford pink, sand crocus and others.