Plant Info

Over 250 species of plant have been recorded at Blagdon Lake

In 2015 all living organisms were classified into 7 kingdoms that included plants, fungi and animals. Plants, also called green plants, are multicellular eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae. They form an unranked clade Viridiplantae that includes the flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms, ferns, clubmosses, hornworts, liverworts, mosses and the green algae. Green plants exclude the red and brown algae, the fungi, archaea, bacteria and animals. There are between 300 - 315 thousand species of plants world-wide, and approaching 8000 species and hybrids on the BSBI list (2007).


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Updated 7 December, 2016