Surrey Botanical Society

The thirty most widespread flowering plants in Surrey

A total of 2,876 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 (12/03/2018). 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 (other than these widespread ones) are available on this website to SBS Members only.

TaxonVernacularMonadsMap
Urtica dioicaCommon Nettle2009
Galium aparineCleavers1955
Rubus fruticosus agg.Bramble1955
Taraxacum agg.Dandelion1943
Quercus roburPedunculate Oak1942
Ranunculus repensCreeping Buttercup1942
Dactylis glomerataCock's-foot1890
Geum urbanumWood Avens1869
Plantago lanceolataRibwort Plantain1849
Fraxinus excelsiorAsh1845
Poa annuaAnnual Meadow-grass1845
Senecio jacobaeaCommon Ragwort1832
Geranium robertianumHerb-Robert1822
Crataegus monogynaHawthorn1813
Ilex aquifoliumHolly1804
Anthriscus sylvestrisCow Parsley1802
Plantago majorGreater Plantain1802
Alliaria petiolataGarlic Mustard1780
Rumex obtusifoliusBroad-leaved Dock1779
Sambucus nigraElder1778
Cirsium arvenseCreeping Thistle1769
Trifolium repensWhite Clover1751
Bellis perennisDaisy1741
Heracleum sphondyliumHogweed1710
Corylus avellanaHazel1694
Hedera helixIvy1645
Holcus lanatusYorkshire-fog1640
Lapsana communisNipplewort1639
Achillea millefoliumYarrow1617
Acer pseudoplatanusSycamore1604

Even the most widespread taxon Urtica dioica has only been recorded from 2,009 (95.4%) of the 2,105 monads in Surrey, suggesting that there is plenty of scope for recording it (and many more taxa) in a new monad.