• There are 2, 328 species of vascular plant in Ireland, of which 980 are native.  Ireland’s Biodiversity, State of Knowledge: Vascular Plants.
  •  The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) is a charitable society promoting the study and enjoyment of Britain and Ireland’s wild plants.  It is the most active organisation devoted to the study of botany in Britain and Ireland. The BSBI produce hectad and tetrad distribution maps.  They also have a series of publications; and hold conferences and field meetings. Members are kept informed by a newsletter three times a year and are invited to make use of a system of county recorders and national referees who can help with the identification of plants.
  • The BSBI have published a strategy for Recording the British and Irish Flora 2010-2020
  • Data within the national vascular plant database will be made available to atlasing initiatives in Ireland to ensure that that Irish plant initiatives complement each other.