Available for the first time in paperback, this book describes and illustrates 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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Marjorie Blamey – before becoming one of the leading British botanical artists of our time – was in turn a photographer, actress, wartime Red Cross nurse and ambulance driver, and with her husband ran a Cornish dairy farm for 20 years. They sold the farm in 1968 to make field botany and painting a new career. Since then, her books have sold nearly a million copies in many languages.
Christopher Grey-Wilson formerly a botanist at the Royal Botanic Garden Kew, is a well-known writer and plant specialist. He writes regularly for gardening and botanical magazines and is the author of a number of books.
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Book Description Trafalgar Square, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000710622X