Wiltshire Botanical Society


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

Spindle Euonymus europaeus

At a time of year when most plants are dying back, Spindle comes into its glorious best. Although the plant's flowers are small and rather insignificant, the garish combination of orange seeds and pink capsules really stands out in the autumn.

Spindle is a common enough shrub in districts with calcareous soils and is most often seen in species-rich hedgerows over chalk.

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