Hampshire Rare Plant Register Resources

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The Main Schedule of Plants

Schedule of Hampshire Notables
This is the schedule of plant species included in the Rare Plant Register and Hampshire Notables lists, including candidate species for review. It has brief notes on their national and local status and the current position with respect to records held for them.

User Notes for the Schedule
This document explains how the criteria for rarity have been applied, and how to interpret the information in the main schedule.

Hampshire Notables Criteria
This document explains the categories of rarity and interest for notable species, and the criteria applied to each of them.

Issue 17 (January 2017) Changes
This document explains and catalogues the changes to the Hampshire Notables List (Issue 15) as a result of the reappraisal of the county status of species following recent recording.

JNCC Review Changes
This document explains and catalogues the changes to the Hampshire Notables List (Issue 12) as a result of the JNCC Species Status List No 7, "Vascular Plant Red Data List for Great Britain".


These documents are intended for handy reference in the field or at the desk. They are currently (early 2017) not up to date with revisions of the Notables List.

Main Checklist
This includes all Notables except the critical groups Hieracium (Hawkweeds), Rubus (Brambles) and Taraxacum (Dandelions).

Critical Groups Checklist
This covers just the three critical groups Hieracium (Hawkweeds), Rubus (Brambles) and Taraxacum (Dandelions).

Short Checklist
This is a list designed for less experienced botanists. It is arranged by English name, and includes just those species that can be fairly easily recognised using a good popular field guide such as Francis Rose's Wild Flower Key or Fitter and Blamey's Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland.

Recording Cards

Recording Form
If you are making a detailed record of a population of a notable plant, this form gives you a template for the information that is most useful. It also provides a quick method to record other species at the site.

Notes for the recording form
What to fill in, and guidance on how to do it.

Other Documents

Health and Safety Guidelines
Any recording work you undertake for the Rare Plants Register project is at your own risk. But for your guidance, here is a leaflet on general health and safety recommendations, adapted from the national BSBI guidelines.

Do you have a question about any of these documents? Would you like paper copies? Please mail the recorders:

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The Hampshire Rare Plant Register Project is supported financially by Hampshire County Council Environment Department, and by the following organisations:
Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council; East Hampshire District Council; Eastleigh Borough Council; English Nature; Environment Agency; Gosport Borough Council; Hampshire Wildlife Trust; Hart District Council; Havant Borough Council; New Forest District Council; New Forest National Park Authority; Southampton City Council; South Downs National Park Authority; Southern Water; Test Valley Borough Council