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.


  1. This dandelion photo is even better when you click on the photo to enlarge the image. Thanks Claudia.

  2. Agreed - it's pin-sharp and the detail is fabulous. Today's stats show that this is the most popular post on the Blog, so I'm pleased that you're all enjoying Claudia's dandelion clock as much as I am.

    213 of you have looked at the Blog since it was launched yesterday morning, so please leave an anonymous comment (add your name at the end of the message if you want to) and tell me what you think so far. Thanks to all of you who emailed me directly - glad you are pleased! Louise


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