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Plants and fungi

A weird and wonderful range of plants and fungi call the New Forest home.

Fascinating plants and fungi

The New Forest's plants and fungi are one of the reasons this area receives extra protection as a National Park. From devil’s finger to butchers broom, petty whin to wood spurge – the Forest is full of unusual plants and fungi with intriguing names. Use this section to find out more about them, including how you can help protect them and handy ID tips.
Heathland plants

Heathland plants

Woodland flowers

Woodland flowers

Bog flowers

Bog flowers

Bastard balm

Bastard balm

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'Please leave fungi for other people to enjoy. Fungi are essential to the New Forest’s fragile ecosystem.'

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