A quarter of the wild plants in Sweden are red-listed. This means that they will disappear if no one acts. Preserving Sweden's biological diversity is crucial for a beautiful and functional nature, which is well equipped to adapt to a changing climate. The city of Helsingborg is now taking a new, innovative approach to preserving two of these endangered plants, the forest bell and the meadow. Seeds have been collected and raised and now it's time for 800 seedlings to be planted in Helsingborg's nature reserve.


By linking the City of Helsingborg's nature conservation work with Fredriksdal museums and garden conservation in cultivation, new conditions are created to be able to save these two species. Skogsklocka (originally from Mörarp) has its only remaining Scanian habitat in Helsingborg and ängsskära (originally from Fleninge) is in decline in Skåne. In the cross-administrative collaboration in Helsingborg (the cultural administration and the city building administration), seeds from these two endangered species have been collected in the wild and grown up to a total of 800 small plants. These will now be planted out in a handful of the city's nature reserves and hopefully ensure the local survival of the species.


600 seedlings of forest bell and 200 seedlings of meadowsweet from seeds from Fredriksdal's plant collection have been grown and planted out. The plants' new homes will include Bruce's forest nature reserve, Ättekulla nature reserve and Björka fälad.


Name: Jakob Sandberg
E-mail: jakob.sandberg@helsingborg.se

Name: Linda Hellberg
E-mail: linda.hellberg2@helsingborg.se