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Botanical NameCommon NameFamilyNotesGASHUK rarity valueGosselin Herbarium
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Shelf No.
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Acaena novae-zelandiaePirri-pirri-burPoterium1 site, Vale, 2000r---
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Acanthus mollisBear's-breechAcanthaceaeCan persist as a garden outcasto---
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Acanthus spinosusSpiny Bear's-breechAcanthaceae1975, La Garenne d'Anneville----
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Acer campestreField MapleSapindaceaeCan self-seedppp-
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Acer platanoidesNorway MapleSapindaceaeSelf-seedspppp
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Acer pseudoplatanusSycamoreSapindaceaeSeeds itself everywhere possible even Vazon beach under sea wall!ccco
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Achillea millefoliumYarrowAsteraceaeWidespreadcccf42
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Aconitum lycoctonum ssp. vulpariaWolf's-baneRanunculaceae1 record in a garden, not planted, 1992 - now gone----
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Acorus calamusSweet-flagAcoracaceaeSaumarez Park pondr---
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Adiantum capillus-venerisMaidenhair FernPteridaceaeA few sites in St. Peter Port and the Câtelop--
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Adonis annuaPheasant's-eyeRanunculaceaeA few old records----
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Aegopodium podagrariaGround-elderApiaceaePetit Bôt; Le Varclin; Sausmarez Manor, Saumarez Park, HH 2019, now naturalised in Brother's Cemetery, a nuisance.o-rr23
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Aesculus hippocastanumHorse-chestnutSapindaceaeSeedlings sometimes reportedpppp
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Aesculus indicaIndian Horse-chestnutSapindaceaeSaumarez Park, seedlings occurpppp
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Aethusa cynapiumFool's ParsleyApiaceaeRoadside and garden weedorf-
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Agapanthus praecoxAfrican LilyAmaryllidaceaeGarden escape, can persistoro-
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Agave americanaCenturyplantAsparagaceaeFort Saumarez; Herm. Spreads vegetativelypp-r
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Agrimonia eupatoriaAgrimonyRosaceaeNo recent Guernsey records---r
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Agrimonia proceraFragrant AgrimonyRosaceaeAbove Saints for many years - not seen recentlyr--r
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Agrostemma githagoCorncockleCarophyllaceaeLast record 1934 as a weed, now sown in wildflower mixesp-r-9
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Agrostis caninaVelvet BentPoaceaeDamp short turfor--
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Agrostis capillarisCommon BentPoaceaeIsland widecccc
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Agrostis castellanaHighland BentPoaceaeSark 1995 only--r-
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Agrostis giganteaBlack BentPoaceaeWasteground and a garden weedor-r
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Agrostis stoloniferaCreeping BentPoaceaeDamp areas, meadows and hedgebankscccc60
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Aira caryophylleaSilver Hair-grassPoaceaeWaste places, wall topsfcfc60
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Aira praecoxEarly Hair-grassPoaceaeMainly coastal, bare areas occc60
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Ajuga reptansBugleLamiaceaeWet meadows, wet patches on cliffsrrr-37
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Alisma plantago-aquaticaWater-plantainAlismataceaeIn ponds and douits, Grande Mare footpathr---
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Alliaria petiolataGarlic MustardBrassicaceaeSmall patches here and thereooo-7
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Allium ampeloprasumWild LeekAmaryllidaceaeMainly coastal, also hedgebanksfrroR
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Allium neapolitanumNeapolitan GarlicAmaryllidaceaeAn escape from cultivation on hedgebanksorro
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Allium roseumRosy GarlicAmaryllidaceaeMainly west coast, spreading inlando--r
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Allium schoenoprasumChivesAmaryllidaceaeParadis, 2019 Ron Short Walk & Portinfer Quarry ABIr---RR
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Allium subhirsutumHairy GarlicAmaryllidaceaeCalais Lane; also Alderney and Hermrr-o
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Allium triquetrumThree-cornered Garlic or Stinking OnionsAmaryllidaceaeIsland wide, invasive everywhereccco
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Allium tuberosumChinese or Garlic ChivesAmaryllidaceaeRonez Quarry nature trailr---
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Allium ursinumRamsonsAmaryllidaceaeJerbourg gardenr---
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Allium vinealeWild OnionAmaryllidaceaeGrassland, increasingorr-
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Alnus glutinosaAlderBetulaceaePlanted and can self-seedorrr
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Alopecurus bulbosusBulbous FoxtailPoaceaeVale Pond r---RR
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Alopecurus geniculatusMarsh FoxtailPoaceaeWet areasorr-62
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Alopecurus myosuroidesBlack-grassPoaceaeVazon 1970s; St. Martin's 2004 r---
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Alopecurus pratensisMeadow FoxtailPoaceaeMeadows, hedgebanksoror
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Althaea officinalisMarsh-mallowMalvaceae2 records since Gosselin: 2003 south end of Vazon and 2007 at Rocquainer---
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Amaranthus albusWhite PigweedAmaranthaceae1958 only----
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Amaranthus blitumGuernsey PigweedAmaranthaceaePlants turn up here and there, do not persistr---
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Amaranthus deflexusPerennial PigweedAmaranthaceaeSt. Sampson's; Bordeauxr---
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Amaranthus hybridusGreen AmaranthAmaranthaceaeArable fieldso---
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Amaranthus hypochondriacus Prince's-featherAmaranthaceaeCompost heap in Herm---r
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Amaranthus retroflexusCommon AmaranthAmaranthaceaePlants turn up here and there, do not persistrr--
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Amaryllis belladonnaJersey LilyAmaryllidaceaePulias; Jerbourg; Saints; Cobo; Jethouo-r-
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Ammophila arenariaMarramPoaceaeSand dunesfc-f
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Anacamptis laxifloraLoose-flowered OrchidOrchidaceaeWet meadowso---RRR
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Anacamptis morioGreen-winged OrchidOrchidaceaeGone from Pleinmont-r--
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Anacamptis pyramidalisPyramidal OrchidOrchidaceaePort Soif; Vazon; Fort Hommet; L'Ancresse. Increasingof-r
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Anchusa officinalisAlkanetBoraginaceae2 past records: 1951, 1976----
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Anemone appeninaBlue AnemoneRanunculaceae1 record, 1971----
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Anemone nemorosaWood AnemoneRanunculaceaeOccasionally naturalizesr---
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Angelica pachycarpaPortuguese AngelicaApiaceaeGarden escape in St. Peter's since 1993r---
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Anisantha diandraGreat BromePoaceaeIsland wide, increasingcc--
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Anisantha madritensisCompact BromePoaceaeEspecially the L'Eree area, decreasingoro-
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Anisantha rigidaRipgut BromePoaceae1 record, Pembroke 1986 ----
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Anisantha sterilis ( Bromus sterilis )Barren BromePoaceaeHedgebanks and wastelandccrf58
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Anisantha tectorumDrooping BromePoaceae1979 and 1990 onlyr---
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Anogramma leptophyllaJersey FernPteridaceae2 sites, Rue Tranquesous and Moulin Huet, both sites growing in association with Hawthorn, confirmed present Rue Tranquesous Jan 2020r---RRR
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Anredera cordifoliaMadeira-vineBasellaceaeFound 1982, persisted a few years only----
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Anthemis arvensisCorn ChamomileAsteraceaePre-1901; then 1995 and 2005 - probably in arable flower mixesr---R
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Anthemis cotulaStinking ChamomileAsteraceae3 records: 1969, 1992 and 2009r-o-41 missing 2015, scrapbook spec only
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Anthoxanthum odoratumSweet Vernal-grassPoaceaeHedgebanks, meadows and pasturescccc62
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Anthriscus caucalisBur ChervilApiaceaePathsides and coastal turf : Icart; Fort Hommet; L'Ancresse especiallyor-c22
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Anthriscus sylvestrisCow ParsleyApiaceaeLes Fontenelles; Belvedere field - garden escapesrf--
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Anthyllis vulnerariaKidney VetchFabaceaeBetween Le Jaonnet and La Bettercr-
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Antirrhinum majusSnapdragonVeronicaceaeWalls, especially in Townorrp
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Apera spica-ventiLoose Silky-bentPoaceaeSeveral records, last in 1985----R
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Aphanes arvensisParsley-piertRosaceaeKings Mills 1970-1971-r--
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Aphanes australisSlender Parsley-piertRosaceaeOften on paths, and bare groundfccc
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Apium graveolensWild CeleryApiaceaeGrandes Rocques by douit; Moulin Huet and Petit Port at base of cliff streamsrr--23
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Aptenia cordifoliaHeart-leaf IceplantAizoaceaeEscapes from gardens, but can naturalizeor--
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Aquilegia vulgarisColumbineRanunculaceaeGarden escapesr-rr
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Arabidopsis thalianaThale CressBrassicaceaeBanks and bareish soilfrcf7
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Arabis caucasicaGarden ArabisBrassicaceaeCan self-sow; also Brecqhou 1957r-r-
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Arabis hirsutaHairy Rock-cressBrassicaceaeShort turf of commonsrf--6
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Arctium minus ssp. minusLesser BurdockAsteraceaeWasteland ( only taxon in Channel Islands )fofo43
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Arctium minus ssp. pubensa BurdockAsteraceae1951 and 1958 only----
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Arenaria balearicaMossy SandwortCarophyllaceaeSark only--r-
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Arenaria leptocladosSlender SandwortCarophyllaceaeUnder-recorded-o--
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Arenaria montanaLarge-flowered SandwortCarophyllaceaeKnown in 1 site at Le Gouffre for last 25 yearsr---
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Arenaria serpyllifoliaThyme-leaved SandwortCarophyllaceaeShort coastal turfococ11
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Aristolochia clematitisBirthwortArisotochiaceaeGarden escape, 1 site at Bordeaux since 1992 - now gone----
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Armeria maritimaThrift or Sea PinkPlumbaginaceaeAll around the coastcccc26
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Armoracia rusticanaHorse-radishBrassicaceaePersisting from cultivation: mostly sandy coastal sites; also Reservoiroo--
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Arrhenatherum elatiusFalse Oat-grassPoaceaeWaste ground, rough grassland cccc60
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Artemisia absinthiumWormwoodAsteraceaeNot seen for about 25 years in Guernsey; Sark 2007; Herm 1975-rr-
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Artemisia verlotiorumChinese MugwortAsteraceaeLes Fontenelles, Vale - only stationr---
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Artemisia vulgarisMugwortAsteraceaeWasteland, often near coastoo--43
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Arum italicum Italian Lords-and-LadiesAraceaeHedgebanks A. italicum ssp. neglectum does not occurofro
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Arum maculatumLords-and-LadiesAraceaeHedgebanks. Spotted ones rare in Guernsey, many with spots in Sarkcrfo52
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