Polygala Amarella
Credit:

Dwarf or Kentish Milkwort (Polygala amarella)

2025 target

Mapping and monitoring and action to move towards removal of this species from the brink of extinction by 2050.

Status

The rarest Milkwort; when treated as subsp. austriaca, it is considered critically endangered.

Rationale

The Species Recovery Trust has been focussing on this species in recent years and is targeting its removal from the brink of extinction by 2050. Optimum habitat requires continued appropriate management at the three current locations where the plant is known to survive. The Species Recovery Trust has been working on re-introduction, with a focus on site(s) which appear suitable but do not have records (so that introduction cannot give rise to confusion with any possible natural reappearance at old sites).