Saturday, 9 February 2013

 How many dandelion species do we actually have in Britain and Ireland? There are 232 listed in Sell & Murrell, and two new ones have been described recently in our scientific journal, New Journal of Botany.

I've been reading through proofs of BSBI's Plant Records, due to appear in the April issue of New Journal of Botany. We have some new records of rare dandelions which BSBI members have found in the UK, like this one (left) recorded and photographed by BSBI member Claudia Ferguson-Smyth.

Claudia also took the image at the head of this page during a BSBI meeting at Kindrogan, Perthshire.