Hay meadow, Taddington, with Monsal Head in background (Rosemary Furness)

Plants

About plants

Introductory text

Plants in the High Peak

The plants that you will find in and around Buxton or elsewhere in the British Isles will belong to one of the following (click on the links to find out more):

Records for flowering and non-flowering plants in High Peak and Buxton on iNaturalist

For these buttons with the solid borders to work properly you will need to be registered and logged into iNaturalist. This is a free and extremely useful app. See our ‘How to record wildlife’ page for more information and tips on how to use it.

Takes you to the up-to-date list and photo galleries of all plant observations within the High Peak area, as recorded on iNaturalist

Takes you to the up-to-date list and photo galleries of all plant observations within the ‘Buxton polygon’ area, as recorded on iNaturalist and collected by the Buxton Biodiversity Recording Group project

Species lists from the 1960's

A table compiling the flowering plant species found in the Peak District against the habitats they were found in, as listed in K.C. Edwards ‘The Peak District’ (Collins The New Naturalist series, 1964)

Information and guidance

Plantlife is a British conservation charity working nationally and internationally to save threatened wild flowers, plants and fungi . They own nearly 4,500 acres of nature reserve across England, Scotland and Wales. They have 11,000 members and supporters.

Their team of dedicated conservation experts work with landowners, businesses, conservation organisations, community groups and governments, pushing boundaries to save our rarest flora and ensure familiar flowers and plants continue to thrive.