Northern Ireland's Priority Species

Species list

All species listed are Priority Species but those that are not highlighted in bold do not yet have a species account. Text for these species will be added in due course.

Common NameScientific name
marsh clubmoss Lycopodiella inundata
parsley fern Cryptogramma crispa
killarney fern Trichomanes speciosum
holly-fern Polystichum lonchitis
juniper Juniperus communis
soft hornwort Ceratophyllum submersum
globeflower Trollius europaeus
river water-crowfoot Ranunculus fluitans
purple ramping-fumitory Fumaria purpurea
prickly saltwort Salsola kali subsp. Kali
marsh stitchwort Stellaria palustris
heath pearlwort Sagina subulata
annual knawel Scleranthus annuus
small-flowered catchfly Silene gallica
fen violet Viola persicifolia
dark-leaved willow Salix myrsinifolia
scottish scurvy-grass Cochlearia officinalis subsp. scotica
shepherd's cress Teesdalia nudicaulis
sea kale Crambe maritima
bog-rosemary Andromeda polifolia
cornish heath Erica vagans
intermediate wintergreen Pyrola media
serrated wintergreen Orthilia secunda
yellow bird's-nest Monotropa hypopitys
water-violet Hottonia palustris
chaffweed Anagallis minima
marsh saxifrage Saxifraga hirculus
cloudberry Rubus chamaemorus
great burnet Sanguisorba officinalis
Irish whitebeam Sorbus hibernica
rock whitebeam Sorbus rupicola
spring vetch Vicia lathyroides
alder buckthorn Frangula alnus
wood crane's-bill Geranium sylvaticum
meadow crane's-bill Geranium pratense
greater water-parsnip Sium latifolium
tubular water-dropwort Oenanthe fistulosa
scots lovage Ligusticum scoticum
seaside centaury Centaurium littorale
field gentian Gentianella campestris
oyster plant Mertensia maritima
pyramidal bugle Ajuga pyramidalis
pennyroyal Mentha pulegium
small cow-wheat Melampyrum sylvaticum
glandular eyebright Euphrasia anglica
Irish eyebright Euphrasia salisburgensis
fen bedstraw Galium uliginosum
moschatel Adoxa moschatellina
melancholy thistle Cirsium heterophyllum
smooth catís-ear Hypochaeris glabra
bristly oxtongue Picris echioides
heath cudweed Gnaphalium sylvaticum
blue fleabane Erigeron acer
spiral tasselweed Ruppia cirrhosa
fen wood-rush Luzula pallidula
dwarf spike-rush Eleocharis parvula
elongated sedge Carex elongata
few-flowered sedge Carex pauciflora
holy grass Hierochloë odorata
wood small-reed Calamagrostis epigejos
narrow small-reed Calamagrostis stricta
blue-eyed-grass Sisyrinchium bermudiana
green-flowered helleborine Epipactis phyllanthes
Irish lady's-tresses Spiranthes romanzoffiana
lesser butterfly-orchid Platanthera bifolia
small-white orchid Pseudorchis albida
frog orchid Coeloglossum viride
dense-flowered orchid Neotinea maculata