Wild Flowers of Britain and Northern Europe

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9780002190695: Wild Flowers of Britain and Northern Europe

A leader in the field for almost 20 years, this guide provides comprehensive coverage of the trees, shrubs and flowering plants growing wild in the British Isles and in Europe from the Alps up to the Arctic, including Iceland. Over 1430 species are illustrated and over 1950 described, in systematic order, from trees to orchids and waterweeds.

Beautiful colour paintings are complemented by text which stresses the points most useful for quick identification. There are notes on ecology, lists of characteristic plants, a glossary, and indexes of scientific names. The keys are illustrated in colour, with the main key designed specially for beginners. Eight special keys allow identification of more difficult groups of plants.

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This book is the first guide to all trees, shrubs and flowering plants growing wild in the British Isles and in Europe from the Alps up to the Arctic, including Iceland. The book starts with 11 pages of thumbnail sketches for easily identifying flowers from the number of petals and other characteristics of their flowers. There are also further keys for identifying plants from their leaves and other characteristics. The keys then point to paintings each of which was done specially for this book, from fresh specimens, carefully and beautifully reproduced and printed in colour.

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A leader in the field for almost 20 years, this guide provides comprehensive coverage of the trees, shrubs and flowering plants growing wild in the British Isles and in Europe from the Alps up to the Arctic, including Iceland. Over 1430 species are illustrated and over 1950 described, in systematic order, from trees to orchids and waterweeds.

Beautiful colour paintings are complemented by text which stresses the points most useful for quick identification. There are notes on ecology, lists of characteristic plants, a glossary, and indexes of scientific names. The keys are illustrated in colour, with the main key designed specially for beginners. Eight special keys allow identification of more difficult groups of plants.

‘One of the best botanical field guides.’
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