Surrey Botanical Society

The thirty most widespread flowering plants in Surrey

A total of 2,993 taxa have been recorded in Surrey at one time or another, although 54 of these taxa have not been recorded in the last 50 years. In the table below the 30 most widespread taxa are listed in descending order of the number of monads (out of 2,105 in Surrey) in which each plant is recorded. All counts are derived from MapMate (18/02/2019). Click on the Map button adjacent to the taxon of interest to view maps. Select Date Class of interest to view monad dstribution of the taxon of interest. You can also switch between Satelite (with or without Labels) and Atlas (with or without Terrain) as background views

Distribution maps of all taxa recorded in the British Isles can be found on the BSBI website. Distribution maps of all taxa recorded in Surrey (including these) are available elsewhere on this website to SBS Members only .

TaxonVernacularMonadsMap
Urtica dioicaCommon Nettle2040
Rubus fruticosus agg.Bramble2008
Ranunculus repensCreeping Buttercup1994
Taraxacum agg.Dandelion1988
Galium aparineCleavers1987
Quercus roburPedunculate Oak1979
Crataegus monogynaHawthorn1978
Dactylis glomerataCock's-foot1950
Geum urbanumWood Avens1923
Plantago lanceolataRibwort Plantain1901
Senecio jacobaeaCommon Ragwort1901
Poa annuaAnnual Meadow-grass1899
Fraxinus excelsiorAsh1896
Plantago majorGreater Plantain1882
Geranium robertianumHerb-Robert1876
Cirsium vulgareSpear Thistle1868
Alliaria petiolataGarlic Mustard1866
Anthriscus sylvestrisCow Parsley1862
Rumex obtusifoliusBroad-leaved Dock1859
Ilex aquifoliumHolly1857
Sambucus nigraElder1843
Trifolium repensWhite Clover1833
Bellis perennisDaisy1810
Corylus avellanaHazel1763
Heracleum sphondyliumHogweed1762
Holcus lanatusYorkshire-fog1739
Hedera helixIvy1737
Lapsana communisNipplewort1734
Achillea millefoliumYarrow1696
Cirsium arvenseCreeping Thistle1686

Even the most widespread taxon Urtica dioica has only been recorded from 2,040 (96.9%) of the 2,105 monads in Surrey.