Dandelion new to GB found

Photos: Simon Leach

This year our dandelion hunters have claimed three county ‘firsts’ in section Erythrosperma, including one – Taraxacum lambinonii – which is also new to GB. All the details can be found in the latest update to the checklist (see Articles and Presentations in the Publications menu). Included are c. 60 new records at hectad level, 12 new VC5/6 records and 10 species new to Somerset. Ignoring dubious/erroneous records for three [square-bracketed] species, the county total now stands at 170 species; 157 in VC5 and 93 in VC6. Thanks to Simon, Jeanne, and Graham for their fieldwork and the updates to the checklist.