Point Arena, in Mendocino County, one of the many areas on the California coast where rangers are on high alert for dudleya poachers. Pictures: Patrick Freeling

California’s succulent smugglers: plant poachers seed Asia’s desire for dudleya

The current craze for hardy succulents, which started in South Korea and spread to China, has resulted in organised gangs stripping the US state of a plant crucial to its fragile coastal ecosystem

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Point Arena, in Mendocino County, one of the many areas on the California coast where rangers are on high alert for dudleya poachers. Pictures: Patrick Freeling
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