Welcome to the website of the Herts Flora Group

Herts Flora Group operates under the auspices of the Hertfordshire Natural History Society. It is an informal group and open to anyone who has a special interest in the wild plants of the county.

There is no specific membership fee, although we hope you will become members of HNHS, as well as the Botanical Society of the British Isles.

We are always interested in receiving your records of flora in Hertfordshire. You may either use the online recording system (more details below) or send them to Trevor James on the Hertfordshire Flora Recording Card, which can be downloaded here.

The spring 2015 newsletter can be downloaded here. Previous editions are also available for download: May 2012 newsletter, April 2014 newsletter.

Please see the Activities page for our current programme of field meetings and the Heartwood monitoring project.

Herts online flora recording now up and running

An online recording system for the Herts Flora Group is now available and anyone can join in.

First you must 'register’ with county flora recorder, Trevor James. This is to avoid the recording system being swamped by spam.

Send your user name, password and preferred email address to Trevor by email. Your password must have a mix of letters and numbers and upper and lower case.

On the new system you can load up photos of your finds as well as easily submit a record. You can also keep tabs on your own records. Your records will be rapidly ‘validated’ before being passed on to those who need to use them, including the National Biodiversity Network and our own database.

We hope you enjoy using the system.

Contact the Herts Flora Group

Trevor James, Hertfordshire County Recorder for Higher Plants, 56 Back Street, Ashwell, Baldock, SG7 5PE Telephone: 01462 742684 Email

Hertfordshire's County Flower

The slopes of Therfield Heath, near Royston, are vibrant with the trumpets of Pasque Flowers Pulsatilla vulgaris in late March-early April and are a magnificent sight.

Are you photographing flowers?

Look at the stunning photographs on our HNHS Flickr pages, or view the website gallery here.