UK Flora


This website is the very first stage of a site about the plants of Britain, based on a small number of species seen during a trip to England in June and July 2008. At this stage, content is very limited and the site should be thought of as presenting suggestions as to how an online flora might be created.

A sample image from the UK flora

Melampyrum pratense

This beautiful species, the Common Cow-wheat, was found in a pine forest in County Durham.

Further information

The site uses the software written for the Flora of Zimbabwe site, with in fact, very few modifications. Plants are organised in a simple hierarchy of family, genus and species, based on a checklist of British species downloaded from the BSBI website in 2008. Individual records of each species are included and may be displayed using Google maps. As of today, Thursday, 16 August 2018, there are 196 species with records and we have images for 27 species.

I would welcome any comments or corrections and specifically any ways in which the manner of presentation might be improved.

Mark Hyde

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Plant name search

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Full details of how this search works may be found on the utilities page.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-18

Hyde, M.A. (2018). UK Flora: Home page., retrieved 16 August 2018

Site software last modified: 6 July 2011
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