Britain’s Orchids: A Field Guide to the Orchids of Great Britain and Ireland

£20.00 £14.95

Available for Pre-order. Due November 2020.
  • The first book to cover all the species, subspecies and varieties, as well as hybrids, at all stages of development
  • Lavishly illustrated with close to 100 stunning plates drawn to scale to show key identification features and more than 1,000 stunning photo showing orchids in their natural settings
  • Simple, step-by-step system for identifying almost any orchid Up-to-date distribution maps and seasonal charts showing when each species can be seen in its various stages
  • Special-feature identification keys that can be used on difficult plants
Britain’s Orchids: A Field Guide to the Orchids of Great Britain and Ireland Authors: , Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Princeton University Press View more from this series: WILDGuides Pages: 256 Illustrations and other contents: color photos + illus. Language: English ISBN: 9780691177618 Categories: , , , , , , Tag:

An accessible, comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide-the only one to cover all the orchids found in Britain and Ireland

Covering more than fifty species as well as hybrids and variants, this is an engaging, intuitive and in-depth identification guide to all the orchids of Britain and Ireland at all stages of development, from first emergence through to setting seed. Drawing on the authors’ extensive field experience and the latest scientific research, Britain’s Orchids uses multiple techniques to help both beginner and more advanced orchid enthusiasts to identify even the trickiest plants. The book is beautifully illustrated with plates by talented artist Sarah Stribbling as well as more than 1,000 detailed, instructive and evocative photographs by the authors. Orchids have long fired the imagination with their beauty and rarity. This book aims to ignite or increase your passion for these special plants and for the conservation of their habitats, from remote mountaintops to urban wild spaces.


Weight0.65 kg


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Author Biography

Sean Cole is a field naturalist who has been studying orchids for more than twenty years, with special interests in identification, taxonomy and pollination. He has published many articles on British orchids, including his speciality, the Ghost Orchid. Mike Waller is an ecologist and botanist who specialises in European orchids. He has worked for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the Natural History Museum in London, the London Wildlife Trust and Plantlife. Twitter @Britainsorchids Instagram @britains_orchids_book