Publications

The Society has provided the information for a number of publications connected with the wild plants of Sussex.

Unfortunately all of the publications are now out of print, though may be available from secondhand booksellers specialising in natural history books; the ISBNs in the table below link to copies available through Abebooks. The SBRS occasionally acquires copies of these publications and makes them available to our members at the normal price.

The Flora of SussexThe new crowning achievement of the last decade or more of this society. Due for publication February 2018, you can pre-order it now.
The Sussex Rare Plant RegisterA summary of the status of all scarce and threatened plants to be found in Sussex. All species of vascular plants and charophytes which are nationally or locally scarce are included with a full list of all known sites. A short summary covering mosses, lichens and liverworts is also included.

The original is no longer in print but an electronic version (.pdf) format or a reproduction is available from the Sussex Biodiversity Records Centre

ed. by Mary Briggs, pub. Sussex Wildlife Trust (2001) ISBN 1-898388-16-4.
Sussex Wild FlowersA book aimed at a general readership with an interest in wild plants. Contains descriptions and colour photographs of a range of species of particular interest in Sussex.

by Mary Briggs, pub. Sussex Wildlife Trust (2004) ISBN 1-898388-17-2.
Sussex Botany 01The first issue of an annual journal which contains articles about all aspects of Sussex plants (including lower plants and fungi).

ed. by P.A.Harmes & N.J.H.Sturt, pub. Sussex Wildlife Trust (March 2004)
Sussex Botany 02ed. by P.A.Harmes & N.J.H.Sturt, pub. Sussex Wildlife Trust (March 2005).
Sussex Botany 03It includes articles by David Lang on Burnt Orchids (Orchis ustulata), Peter Russell and David Bangs on the Waxcap grasslands on the Brighton downs and Frances Abraham' s survey of Rice Grass (Leersia oryzoides), a species now virtually restricted to Sussex. There is also a report on the work towards a new Flora of Sussex and a note on the more interesting new plant records from East and West Sussex in 2005.

ed. by P.A.Harmes & N.J.H.Sturt, pub. Sussex Wildlife Trust (March 2006).
Flora of Ashdown ForestA Flora of the Ashdown forest in East Sussex based on an intensive survey of the species occurring in 1km squares over the three year period from 1993 to 1995.

The original is no longer in print but an electronic version (.pdf) can be downloaded (10Mb)

by T.C.G.Rich et al., pub. Sussex Botanical Recording Society (1996), ISBN 0-9522987-1-6.
Sussex Plant AtlasAn atlas showing the distribution of wild plants in East and West Sussex based upon records collected by the Sussex Flora society which was the predecessor of the SBRS.

by P.C.Hall, pub. Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton (1990) ISBN 0-9502372-6-4.
Sussex Plant Atlas SupplementA supplement to the Sussex Plant Atlas describing new and interesting plant records which were recorded by the SBRS in the period 1979 - 1988.

by Mary Briggs, pub. Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton (1990) ISBN 0-948723-14-9