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Code of Practice for Collectors, Growers and Suppliers of Native Flora


This Code of Practice has been developed to encourage suppliers of native flora to be clear about what they are selling and to keep proper records on the origin of their stock. Adoption of the Code by suppliers will allow plant buyers to know whether the flora they buy is native and where it has come from. It will also give assurance that the flora has been collected or grown without damaging wild plants. It is for garden centres, specialist growers of native plants, seed houses or any other person or organisation that sells native flora.

The guidance was developed by Flora Locale. This organisation no longer exists but their extensive library of resources is now hosted on the CIEEM website (Chartered Institute of Ecologists and Enviornmental Managers). See also the separate entry for the Flora Locale Advisory note on selecting and buying the most appropriate local plants and seeds.


Guidance type/project stage

  • Ecosystem creation
  • Implementation
  • Ecosystem restoration
  • Principles and standards


  • Grassland
  • Urban

Challenges addressed

  • Biodiversity

Source | Flora Locale

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