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On-Line Resources to Ireland's Flora

The Gardens website contains a wide range of resources for studying the Irish flora, both vascular and cryptogamic. Links to the various census lists, Praeger manuscript materials, floras and other essential background information is contained on a Botanical Resources Page, which can also be accessed from the Introduction to the Irish Flora page (right).

EVENING BOTANY CLASSES

The Gardens will be running evening classes in botany this spring, the classes have proved very popular in the past, and are designed to help participants identify Irish wild plants and explore the diversity of Ireland's common and rare wild flora. More information about the 2011 course is on the Gardens Events page.



OTHER IRISH FLORA WEBSITES

Wild Flowers of Ireland
Zoë Devlin's webpage has an instant link to what is in flower at any time, and all plant lists have small colour boxes to flower colour, making it remarkably easy to track down a flower colour at any season. There are cross references to other members of the same plant family, and interesting pieces of folklore or plant biology.


Irish Wildflowers
Jenny Seawright's webpage has a guide to the plants found in different habitats, as well as photographs of common mosses, liverworts and now a huge selection of lichens, which have their own website, www.irishlichens.ie.


Flora of Northern Ireland
The Habitas webpage has a full treatment of the Northern Ireland vascular flora, with photographs, a description and 10km maps.


Irish Lichens
Jenny Seawright's Lichen webpage is a fantastic resource of good lichen photographs.


Lichen Ireland
This Habitas project aims to map all the Lichens of Ireland. It is still preliminary, with maps for most species, but few descriptions or photographs as yet.

Lichens.ie
Paul Whelan's Lichen webpage is a phenomenon, with detailed descriptions, beautiful photographs and vice-county maps for the species.


British Bryological Society
The British Bryological Society has been preparing a new fieldguide to the mosees and liverworts of Britain and Ireland. This really is a staggeringly good guide, with maps photographs, descriptions and new keys. Even before the hardcopy is finally produced, all the pictures and text are available on their website.