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By - William J Sutherland

The Marsh Gentian, Gentiana pneumonanthe, is a scarce plant of wet grasslands and wet heaths. Research in the Netherlands has revealed some of the problems of conserving this species. Oostermeijer, den Nijs, Raijmann & Menken (1992, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 108:117-130) found that Marsh Gentian populations tend to fall into one of two categories, being either of mixed-age plants producing few flowers and with high mortality rates among young plants but with good seedling production (dynamic populations); or predominantly mature/old plants with low annual mortality and abundant flower production but low or no recruitment (static or senile populaitons).

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist