Which are the commonest plant species in Britain?
Recently Dr M has investigated the 30 most common British plant species based on data in the New Atlas of the British and Irish Flora and the Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora. The top 30 include species from 10 plant families including nine of the top twenty plant families.
The 30 commonest species includes eight species from the Poaceae (posted previously) and seven species from the Asteraceae listed below together with a gallery of images of these species.
The 30 commonest vascular plant species in Britain – Asteraceae
Bellis perennis (Daisy)
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)
Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)
Taraxacum agg. (Dandelions)
Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle)
Senecio jacobaea (Common Ragwort)
Hypochaeris radicata (Cat’s-ear)