British and Irish Flora 2010

For many years the Wild Flower Society has used D.H. Kent's list as a reference. Originally written by J.E. Dandy in 1958, the List of Vascular Plants of the British Isles was re-written by D. H. Kent in 1992 and updated by three supplements dated 1997, 2000 and 2006. The first full list of plants on this web site referred only to Kent's list for acceptable species. With the kind permission of the B.S.B.I., this new list (2010) uses the BSBI2007 downloadable list as a basis. The list has changed substantially now that the Wild Flower Society has accepted New Flora of the British Isles by Clive Stace as its reference list while continuing to use kent's list for microspecies such as Taraxacum (Dandelions), Hieracium (Hawkweeds) and Rubus (Brambles).

The plants on these pages are organised in alphabetical order of Latin name for ease of use. Just click on any of the A to Z letters for a list showing the up-to-date list of plants beginning with that letter. There are approximately 7,800 plants recognised by the B.S.B.I. of which about 4,500 are now also recognised as well established enough to be recognised by The Wild Flower Society through Stace or Kent.

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Peter Llewellyn 8th August 2007, 9th November 2010

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