Rob Wilson, 23 Cecil Street, Rothwell, NN14 6EZ
The Northamptonshire Flora Group was first formed to facilitate the publication of a new vice-county flora, which was published in 1995. Since then a small group of botanists have worked together to record for the Millenium Atlas, the local change project and are now recording for an updated flora.
In 2007 we were asked by the Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust to produce an updated edition of the flora and this has been our main focus for the past few years. This project is now entering its final stages but there are still areas that need recording and we will be focusing on these during the rest of this year, working both individually and together on Flora Group outings. We welcome any enthusiastic botanist at these meetings - everyone is welcome but please call either Gill Gent or Rob Wilson if you wish to join us in case there have been any changes to our plans for any reason.
A Rare Plant Register was published in 2009, and is available either from Rob Wilson or from Summerfield Books. In due course an updated version will be made available using the data collected for the New Flora.
A provisional axiophyte list will shortly be available on this web site. This is subject to checking and revision and any comments would be appreciated.
>> Checklist of the Flora of v.c. 32, listing all species recorded, historically and currently.
If you are coming to any of the meetings could you please let Rob Wilson (01536 711144 firstname.lastname@example.org mobile: 07891 828435 on the day of the meeting only) know prior to the meeting so that we can make sure everyone has arrived before we move off.
Field Meetings in 2013 are now finished. the 2014 programme will be announced in due course.
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Pasqueflower: Barnack Hills and Holes, near Stamford, is the site of a mediaeval limestone quarry where species-rich grassland has developed over the old diggings. One of its glories is the display of pasqueflowers Pulsatilla vulgaris in the spring.
Odontites jaubertianus: first recorded in the vice-county in 2005, a few dozen plants of French bartsia Odontites jaubertianus grow on thin soil over former hard-standings at the former World War Two airfield at Spanhoe.