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, seven species from the Asteraceae and three species from the Fabaceae (all posted previously) and three species from the Caryophyllaceae listed below together with a gallery, Dr M’s photo library i surprisigly lackng in some common species currently incomplete but Dr M will add to it as soon as possible.
The 30 commonest vascular plant species in Britain – Caryophyllaceae
Cerastium fontanum (Common Mouse-ear)
Sagina procumbens (Procumbent Pearlwort)
Stellaria media (Common Chickweed)