Rare Plants Register

Water avens (Geum rivale) © Julie Kerans
Water avens (Geum rivale) © Julie Kerans

The Rare Plants Group works to prevent extinction of wild plants in Oxfordshire. TVERC has provided data management support for the group to gather information on which native plants are scarce or rare in an Oxfordshire context and the current distribution of both locally and nationally scarce and rare plants.

It is hoped that the register, which is currently being written up for publication, will provide considerable impetus for the conservation of rare plants in Oxfordshire and also give insights into the changes that have occurred since the last significant gathering of botanical information in the county, The Oxfordshire Flora, more than twenty years ago.

Not only has TVERC managed the data gathering and recording for this project, they are also currently producing maps of the results for the upcoming publication.