Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Fagus sylvatica L. - Beech
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Fagus sylvatica
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Fagus sylvatica
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Fagus sylvatica
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Fagus sylvatica
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Fagus sylvatica
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Beech trees are very common, mainly as planted specimens in parks and demesnes, but they produce abundant viable seed and spontaneous self-sown trees occur in many places in the lowlands. The tree is not a native of Ireland but was brought from England by landowners to improve their properties. Probably most of the planting took place after about 1700.

All names: Fagus sylvatica L.