Published April 19, 2024 | Version 1
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Plant Atlas 2020 — British and Irish vascular plant and charophyte 2 x 2 km grid square locations up to 2019

  • 1. ROR icon Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland
  • 2. ROR icon UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology


This resource provides the data behind the 2 × 2 km grid square (tetrad) British and Irish distribution maps, for 3,431 taxa, presented in both the Plant Atlas 2020 book and website (, up to 2019. These are presence-only data, indicating where a taxon was reported from a tetrad. These 2 km square presences are based on over 30 million records, collected mainly by volunteer recorders of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) between 2000 and 2019, as well as previous nationwide surveys undertaken in the 1950s and 1990s.


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Book: 10.1515/9780691247601 (DOI)


UK Status, Change and Projections of the Environment (UK-SCaPE) NE/R016429/1
UK Research and Innovation