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, three species from the Caryophyllaceae, two species from the Ranunculaceae and two species from the Plantaginaceae (all posted previously) and two species from the Polygonaceae listed below together with a gallery, currently incomplete but Dr M will add to it as soon as possible.
The 30 commonest vascular plant species in Britain – Polygonaceae
Rumex acetosa (Common Sorrel)
Rumex obtusifolius (Broad-leaved Dock)