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occurring

List of species occurring in Britain at just a single location

The following is a list of native plant and animal species which are found in Britain, but only at a single location.

Key

Key to conservation designations for species:

Key to conservation designations for sites:

Currently found at just a single location

Vascular plants

This section currently lists non-critical species and critical species in the smaller apomictic genera; many microspecies in the apomictic genera Hieracium (hawkweeds), Rubus (brambles) and Taraxacum (dandelions) are also found at just a single site each.

Species Conservation designation(s) of species Location at which found Conservation designation(s) of location Date of discovery at this location Formerly found elsewhere
Diapensia Diapensia lapponica RDB (vu), W&CA 8 Glenfinnan None 1951 No
Rannoch-rush Scheuchzeria palustris RDB (vu) Rannoch Moor SSSI, NNR 1910 Yes
Small Adder's-tongue
Ophioglossum lusitanicum
RDB (vu) St Agnes, Isles of Scilly SSSI 1950 No
Lundy Cabbage Coincya wrightii RDB (vu), W&CA 8 Lundy, Devon No
Alpine Rock-cress Arabis alpina RDB (vu) Isle of Skye No
Bristol Rock-cress Arabis scabra RDB (vu), W&CA 8 Avon Gorge, Bristol No
Lady's-slipper Cypripedium calceolus RDB (cr), W&CA 8 Wharfedale Yes
Shetland Mouse-ear Cerastium nigrescens RDB (vu) Unst, Shetland 1837 No
Teesdale Sandwort Minuartia stricta Widdybank Fell, Teesdale No
Wild Cotoneaster Cotoneaster cambricus Great Orme Head No
Arran Whitebeam Sorbus arranensis Arran No
Arran Service-tree Sorbus pseudofennica Arran No
Catacol Whitebeam Sorbus pseudomeinichii Arran No
Wilmott's Whitebeam Sorbus willmottiana Avon Gorge No
Bristol Whitebeam Sorbus bristoliensis Avon Gorge No
The sea-lavender Limonium paradoxum St David's Head, Pembrokeshire No
The sea-lavender Limonium transwallianum Giltar Point, Pembrokeshire No
The sea-lavender Limonium loganicum Land's End, Cornwall No
The eyebright Euphrasia campbelliae Isle of Lewis No
Wall Germander Teucrium chamaedrys Beachy Head, Sussex No
Leafless Hawk's-beared Crepis praemorsa Cumbria No
Wood Calamint Clinopodium menthifolium The Isle of Wight No
Radnor Lily Gagea bohemica Radnorshire No
Sand Crocus Romulea columnae Dawlish Warren No
Strapwort Corrigiola litoralis Slapton Ley, Devon Yes
Creeping Marshwort Apium repens Port Meadow, Oxford Yes
Fen Ragwort Senecio paludosus Ely Yes
Triangular Club-rush Scirpus triqueter Tamar Estuary, Devon Yes

Invertebrates

Species Conservation designation(s) of species Location at which found Conservation designation(s) of location Date of discovery at this location Formerly found elsewhere
The sphaeriusid beetle Sphaerius acaroides Eype Mouth No
The weevil Sitona gemellatus Eype Mouth Yes
Fisher’s estuarine moth
Gortyna borelii lunata
Hamford Water, northeast Essex SSSI
Morris's Wainscot
Photedes morrisii morrissii
The west Dorset coast SSSI

Vertebrates

Birds

Species Conservation designation(s) of species Location at which found Conservation designation(s) of location Date of discovery at this location Formerly found elsewhere
Common Crane Grus grus (see note 1) RDB The Norfolk Broads 1979 Yes
Notes

  1. Common Crane, although occurring in fluctuating numbers as a scarce spring & autumn migrant through Britain, with occasional individuals or pairs wintering or summering, has only established a single breeding population, in the Norfolk Broads (see Cranes in Britain for more details); the species was thought to be quite widespread in the Middle Ages, but the term 'crane' was also often applied to Grey Heron, making a reliable determination of historical status difficult

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