Northumberland, 67 & 68

County recorders

South Northumberland: John Richards & Megs Rogers.

North Northumberland: Chris Metherell & James Common. James can also be contacted by 'phone on 07496 333 176.

Visit our website, the Flora of North-east England

County Recorder's report

Read the 2021 report for vc67.

Read the 2020 report for vc67.

Rare Plant Registers

South Northumberland

South Northumberland is a botanically rich county. It is the eighth largest vice county and has a wide variety of habitats including large areas of blanket bog; whin grasslands; large natural lakes; area of metallophyte flora; vast moors, upland hay meadows and ancient woodlands.

The local natural history scene is vibrant and includes the Northumbrian Wildlife Trust, the Natural History Society of Northumberland and a local record centre. There are also specialist groups for all kinds of organisms.

South Northumberland was the birth place of William Turner (c.1508 – 1568), sometimes refered to as the Father of English Botany. Paris quadrifolia still grows in Cottingwood where he wrote it grew in 1551.

Bog Myrtle

Myrica gale - a characteristic plant of Northumberland. The map below shows its distribution in the county at tetrad scale