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 from the Asteraceae and three from the Fabaceae, three from the Caryophyllaceae, two species from the Ranunculaceae, two from the Plantaginaceae and two from the Polygonaceae (all posted previously) and one from the Juncaceae listed below with a gallery of the species.
The 30 commonest vascular plant species in Britain – Juncaceae
Juncus effusus (Soft Rush)