David Broughton, 1 Margate, Woodlesford, Leeds, LS26 8PB
Email: da_broughton [at] tiscali.co.uk
Mid-west Yorkshire is a large and diverse vice county with complex geology and a great altitudinal range, sitting at the meeting point of southern and northern floristic elements. All these factors contribute to the great botanical diversity to be found in the county. While the county is rightly famous for the Yorkshire Dales and the associated rich flora, it also has extensive moors, ancient woodlands and wetlands each with their own interesting plant assemblages. The county has also proved fruitful hunting ground for those with an interest in non-native flora, the list of which seems to increase with some regularity.