Plants of Peeblesshire – the first checklist for the county.
Since I became BSBI Recorder for Peeblesshire, I have been compiling records of its wild flowers and ferns and have now published an annotated checklist. This is the first readily available and comprehensive list for the vice-county, which has been collated from historical sources as well as fieldwork. Localities are given for the scarcer species and historical records which are certainly or probably erroneous are listed. Unusually for a checklist, it gives full coverage to the hawkweeds (Hieracium), dandelions (Taraxacum) and brambles (Rubus).
The checklist is A5 in size, softback, with coloured cover and frontispiece and has 106 pages. In addition to the checklist, there is a sketch map showing the main geographical features and the introductory text includes a summary of recording history, the main physical features, the characteristics of the flora and a list of the main historical sources.
There are a few copies of the printed book still available (please send a cheque for £9 to David McCosh at the address below) or you can download it as a pdf from here.
D.J. McCosh, Baconsthorpe Old Rectory, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6LU.
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