This book is the first to describe and illustrate all the wild flowers of the Mediterranean islands and all coastal regions from sea-level up to 1000 metres – from Portugal and Spain eastwards to the Lebanon and back to Morocco.
The text describes over 2500 species and varieties, with notes on flowers, foliage, fruits, habitat, flowering months and distribution. It also covers the principle flowering or fruit trees, grasses and ferns.
The colour paintings were all done specially for this book and wherever possible are from fresh specimens. Over 1500 principle species are shown in colour, and the text is further illustrated with over
The Royal Horticultural Society has recognised the outstanding nature of this work by awarding Marjorie Blamey the Gold Medal, the highest award, for her paintings in this book.
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'The wild flora' of the Mediterranean countries is not only historic and magically beautiful: it is also extremely rich – Greece alone has more species than all northern Europe.
This book is the first to describe and illustrate all the wild flowers of the islands and all coastal regions from sea-level up to 1 000 metres – from Portugal and Spain eastwards to the Lebanon and back to Morocco. It also covers the principal flowering or fruit trees, grasses and ferns. Omitted are most commonplace northern European species.
'The introduction' outlines the book's structure, the region's climate, main habitats and flowering times, with an illustrated glossary. On pages 534 onwards are a bibliography and indexes to English and scientific names.
' The texts' describe over 2 500 species and varieties, with notes on flowers, foliage, fruits, habitat, flowering months and distribution. 'Bold' numbers indicate species illustrated in colour.
'The colour paintings' – all done specially for this book and wherever possible from fresh specimens – show over 1 500 principal species. The text is further illustrated with over 1 200 line-drawings.
'The Royal Horticultural Society' has awarded Marjorie Blamey the Gold Medal – its highest award – for her paintings in this book.
'Conservation'. We trust that all users of this book will use it responsibly, never harming or uprooting and wild plants. The book is not for vandals, but for understanding and enjoying this unique flora.
Wild Flowers of
PORTUGAL • SPAIN • SOUTHERN FRANCE • ITALY • DALMATIAN COAST • GREECE • TURKEY • SYRIA • LEBANON • ISRAEL • EGYPT • LIBYA • TUNISIA • ALGERIA • MOROCCO
The Balearics • Corsica • Sardinia
Sicily • Malta • Crete • Cyprus
The Greek Islands
Marjorie Blamey is acknowledged as one of Britain’s leading botanical artists, with sales of her prebious books reaching a million copies worldwide.
Christopher Grey Wilson was on the scientific staff of the Royal Botanic Gerdens, Kew until 1990 when he became Editor of The Alpine Garden Society.
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Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002199017