Wiltshire Botanical Society

Welcome


Welcome to the Wiltshire Botanical Society. Our roots began in the 1980's when volunteers made a thorough and detailed survey of Wiltshire's flora, culminating in the publication of the Flora of Wiltshire in 1993. Instead of disbanding, the members joined together to form the Wiltshire Botanical Society. The society's aims are to:
  • Foster botanical knowledge and to encourage interest in our local flora
  • Increase members' knowledge and skills
  • Publicise threats to habitats and populations of wild plants
  • Undertake field meetings
  • Contribute botanical records to local and national recording schemes

Plant of the Month

July
Dwarf Spurge Euphorbia exigua

Our smallest spurge, Dwarf Spurge is quite common in Wiltshire in arable fields overlying the chalk and oolite. It's often found with other declining arable weeds and frequently pops up in disturbed tank tracks in parts of Salisbury Plain with a distant history of farming.
Dwarf Spurge

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