2020 County Report for Offaly

Fiona Devery

One benefit of living in your VC is to still be able to record even during a lockdown. While 2020 produced only one tenth of the records made in 2019, some nice records emerged.

Following Nick Stewart's Chara course I collected some specimens from sand quarries to send to Nick for determination. These produced the following records with several new hectad records.

Chara hispida

C. aculeolata


C. vulgaris

C.vulgaris var. papillata

Koeleria macrantha (Crested- Hair-grass)

Arabis hirsuta, (Hairy Rock-cress)

Re-found at it’s second site in Offaly

Azolla filiculoides, (Water Fern)

Plantago coronopus, (Buck's-horn Plantain)

Found in a disused quarry. A new County record for Offaly.

Zannichellia palustris, (Horned-pondweed)

Not recorded in Offaly for Atlas 2020

Eleocharis quinqueflora (Few-flowered Spike-rush)

Eriophorum latifolium (Broad-leaved Cottongrass)