Duckweed (photo: Dave Purchase)

Algae

Under development. Contributions welcome. Watch this space.

About algae

The only algae found in the High Peak area are green algae and blue-green algae. Brown algae, red algae and many other green and blue-green algae are found in the seashore and coastal regions.

Green algae

Blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria)

Brown algae

Red algae

Role in evolution of plants

Seaweeds

Lichens: symbiotic plants combining fungal and bacterial or algal forms.

Algae in the High Peak

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 green algae observations within the High Peak area, as recorded on iNaturalist

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

Takes you to the up-to-date list and photo galleries of all blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) observations within the High Peak area, as recorded on iNaturalist

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

Identifying algae

Useful references, guides and tools

Information and guidance

Websites and other links