A site for botanists in Hampshire

Welcome to this site, which provides a forum for the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) in Hampshire, and acts as the web site for the Hampshire Rare Plant Register project. Much of the activity detailed here is also organised by, or in collaboration with, the Hampshire Flora Group which is run and financially supported by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.

New material becomes available here quite often, so check back in the near future. To see what's new on the site and to hear about what's going on, go to the News page.

BSBI Recorders in Hampshire

To contact us by email:

South Hampshire - Martin Rand
North Hampshire - Tony Mundell


Crocus tommasinanus

Despite the cold weather, Early Crocus Crocus tommasinianus is one of the many markers of approaching spring now to be seen in abundance in parks and lawns, from where it is beginning to escape and establish itself in verges and grassland across the county. For more details of the incredible number and diversity of plants found flowering in the wild at the New Year, see The BSBI's national web site.