Flora of Northern Ireland

Who are the BSBI, and what do they do?

It costs £30 to join, and can be done online (http://www.bsbi.org.uk/subscriptions.html).

A large percentage of the Vascular Plant Database for Northern Ireland has been added since 1997 due to the enthusiasm for the Botanical Society of the British Isle (BSBI) Atlas 2000 Project. The BSBI Vice county recorders have collected a huge amount of data which has been computerised either by themselves or in the Ulster Museum. Below are the contact details for the Northern Ireland vice county recorders.

If you would like to know about the general flora of a particular place within Northern Ireland, please contact the relevant vice county recorder directly.


Mr. Robert Northridge, 9 Coole Drive, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, BT74 6BS

Dr. Ralph Forbes, Coolattin, 26 Castleward Road, Strangford, Co. Down, BT30 7LY


Mr. David McNeill, 13 Greystown Park, Belfast, BT9 6UN
publication: County Antrim Scarce, Rare and Extinct Vascular Plant Register


Mr. Ian McNeill, 86 Fair Hill, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, BT80 8DE


Dr. David Riley, 161 Duncrun Road, Gortmore, Limavady, Co. Londonderry, BT49 0JJ


Dr. John Faulkner, Drumherriff Lodge, Orchard Road, Loughgall, Co. Armagh, BT61 8JD


Mr. Graham Day, Cherry Cottage, 11 Ballyhaft Road, Newtownards, Co. Down, BT22 2AW
web page: Flora of County Down Project
publication: County Down Scarce, Rare and Extinct Vascular Plant Register

Other contributors to the Vascular Plant Database for Northern Ireland (VPDNI) include:

Northern Ireland Environment Agency

The Ulster Museum

The Belfast Naturalists' Field Club (BNFC)

County Armagh Wildlife Society

The Forest Service

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

The National Trust

DMapDMAP is the software used throughout this site to produce the distribution maps for each species. The software has proved invaluable to the construction and design of this web site.