2023 County Report for Moray

Ian Green

The main aim of 2023 was to carry on trying to visit all monads for a monad Atlas Flora of vc95. The recording has been going well with 21,218 records collected during 2023. Several field meetings were arranged across the vice-county to look at rare and interesting species.

Sixteen new species were added to the vice-county list, all non-native species, though some are native in other parts of the UK. Three of these species were new for Scotland Lemna valdiviana (Valdivia Duckweed), Trifolium alexandrinum (Egyptian Clover) and Euphorbia maculata (Spotted Spurge). Plus a fourth species is the first record for the UK Jasione laevis (Shepherb’s Scabious).