The following are some sites of relevance to the UK flora.

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Botanical Society of the British Isles

The principal British botanical society. Membership is a must for all those with a serious interest in British plants. However, even for non-members, the site has a great deal of interest and information is freely available for all; non-members are strongly urged to join and support the Society. Various BSBI-related sites are listed immediately below.

BSBI plant maps

This site gives 10 kilometre species distribution maps for British plants, produced by the BSBI Mapping Scheme.


The journal Watsonia is published by the Botanical Society of the British Isles. The contents are now available in digital form from this site.

BSBI database

A searchable online database of Britsh plants.


As it explains on the site - "This is the site where the herbaria in the UK and Ireland are working together to provide an on-line resource for anyone interested in plant collections". It provides links to on-line UK herbarium resources and contains much useful information, namely on-line gazetteers, a handwriting query page, systematic look-up lists (e.g. Kent's List of Vascular Plants of the British Isles) and a collaborative database which ultimately aims to combine the data from all UK and Irish herbaria. Specifically, it includes a page on which you can enter a grid reference or lat/long and it will give you the vice county.

Vice-County Census Catalogue

A site showing a list of species recorded for each vice-county. The site includes this page on which it is possible to register a record with the BSBI.

The Vascular Plant Red Data List for Great Britain (2005) by Cheffings, C. and Farrell, L.

Produced as part of the JNCC Species Status Assessment project, to assess the status of vascular plants throughout Great Britain, this Vascular Plant Red Data List for Great Britain has recently been revised (2006). The amended version is available as a single downloadable spreadsheet which contains various types of legislative and status lists and also includes other taxonomic groups.

The Flora of Walls

An interesting site specialising in the plants found on dry stone walling, created by John Presland.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-18

Hyde, M.A. (2018). UK Flora: Links., retrieved 17 July 2018

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