Taxonomy

Fagus sylvatica | Beech | Feá

Distribution

Status

Native status

Native

Species Biology

Identification

Flowers: April – May; catkins

Fruits:  3-angled nuts within a spiny casing

Twigs & bark: Twigs purplish/brown; bark grey and smooth

Preferred environment


Habitat

Woodland and hedges, base-rich to acidic soils

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Widespread and common, widely planted

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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Further information

Thought to be native and a late coloniser in the last ice-age in parts of Britain but not in Ireland 

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