Frequently asked questions

What is this site about?

The flowering plants and ferns of UK.

Which plants are covered?

Primarily we deal with native and naturalised plants. In particular, the Pteridophyta (ferns and fern allies) and the Spermatophyta (seed-bearing plants). We have not covered mosses, liverworts, lichens, stoneworts or fungi.

With lower priority, we have also included some information on the cultivated plants but this part of the site is only developed to a limited degree so far.

What is the aim of the site?

The intention is eventually to create an online flora, comprising:

  • descriptions
  • keys
  • images
  • means of naming the plants
  • information about their frequency of occurrence, status, habitat, distribution and uses.
When was the site created?

A detailed history of the site, its development and contents may be found on the Site history page

Who pays for the site?

The site is entirely non-profit. Costs are borne by the authors; we receive no sponsorship or support at all.

Can I contribute to the site?

Contributions are welcome. These might be in the form of images of British plants, assisting with writing up genera or species or the extraction of records. There is always a lot of work to be done and any help would be welcome and wil be acknowledged.

How can I find plants on the site?
If you know the name of the plant, that is the Latin or English name for the plant, you can search for it using the box in the top right of the home page.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-18

Hyde, M.A. (2018). UK Flora: FAQ., retrieved 19 March 2018

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