Kent, 15 & 16

Kent Botanical Recording Group

The group was formed in March 2010 for the purpose of being a focus for the recording of vascular plants in Kent by:

>> providing a means of contact and communication, open to all who are interested in botanical recording in Kent; and

>> liaising with and supporting other natural history organisations with relevant interests.

KBRG arranges field meetings and forwards records to the BSBI and the Kent and Medway Biological Records Centre.

The group has a target of completing a general county resurvey over the ten-year period from 2010.

>> Application for membership (rtf)

Rare Plant Register

The group’s initial priority for recording is the preparation of an up-to-date Kent Rare Plant Register. The current list of plants to be covered by the register may be downloaded below.

>> RPR list v. 11 (Feb 2017)

>> RPR list v. 11 with English names (Feb 2017)

The introduction to the register is available here.

>> RPR introduction (Feb 2015)

The accounts of individual plants are to be issued as a series of drafts (see below), for feedback.  Up-to-date information is needed about whether plants are still at old sites; whether numbers are increasing /decreasing; and what threats there may be.

Comments on how the drafts can be improved may be sent to Geoffrey Kitchener.

*NEW* 2017 updates to drafts issued so far:

Plants which have been present in the county and would have qualified for the register, but which are no longer expected to be found, are listed below.

>> 'Probably extinct' Kent plants list (Feb 2017)

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Floras of Kent

*NEW* A reconstruction of Kent's Missing Flora   Francis Rose's Flora of Kent.

Click on the link to download  Francis Rose's Flora of Kent

Flora of Stodmarsh

How well do you know Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve? We are currently compiling a Flora of this site, and if you have any historical or current knowledge of it, we would like to hear from you. Click here to download the Stodmarsh Flora.

Other Kent Floras

Eric Philp’s New Atlas of the Kent Flora (2010) and Atlas of the Kent Flora (1982) are the most recent general accounts of the county’s flora, but are now only obtainable secondhand.

Hanbury & Marshall’s 1899 Flora can be viewed here

Take a FISC in Kent

You can take a Field Identification Skills Certificate test in Kent in 2017, set by Ros Bennett and Alex Lockton. We have three dates set: Thursday 1st June; Thursday 20th July; Thursday 7th September. Contact the organisers here to book a space. More details on the FISC page.

Identification of Kent plants

By Lliam Rooney

Conservation work

Owen Leyshon has been compiling information on rare species conservation in Kent. You can read the first of his reports here:

>> Kent Habitat Works 2015