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Britain’s Rarest Plants

Coral Root Orchid © Paul Drummond

Friday 21 February, 7.00pm-8.00pm, Newcastle University – Ridley Building 2, room RIDB2.1.65

with Fred Rumsey, Natural History Museum

Fred will travel around the British Isles making a very personal selection of the plants he believes to be the rarest, and looking at the reasons behind their rarity. The notion that special plants frequently grow in special places, often leading to hotspots of biodiversity, will be explored and some of those special areas looked at in more detail.

Fred Rumsey is Senior Curator in Charge: British & Irish fern and historic herbaria, Natural History Museum, London.