The Wild Flower Key: How to identify wild flowers trees and shrubs in Britain and Ireland

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The Wild Flower Key: How to identify wild flowers trees and shrubs in Britain and Ireland Author: Editor: Claire O'Reilly Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Penguin Books Ltd Pages: 576 ISBN: 9780723251750 Categories: , Tags: ,

The Wild Flower Key: How to identify wild flowers trees and shrubs in Britain and Ireland

A revised and expanded edition of Francis Rose’s The Wild Flower Key: How to identify wild flowers trees and shrubs in Britain and Ireland (2006). Originally published by  Warne (1981), this new edition has been edited by Claire O’Reilly. Classification and scientific names have been updated.

A comprehensive field guide with keys to more than 1600 wild plants found in Britain and Ireland, including keys to plants not in flower. Fine colour illustrations with the salient features simply described opposite the pictures. Designed to be of use for all levels of interest this popular book is still widely used, as it provides a useful bridge between photo guides and more detailed floras, which may not have illustrations or photos but usually have keys.

 

Weight1 kg

Author Biography

Original author Dr Francis Rose, MBE Dr Rose is one of our best-known botanists, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the lichen and bryophyte flora as well as of flowering plants, and of plant ecology and biogeography. His career as a botanist began at the age of six, learning to identify plants on country walks and after graduating in botany from London University, he spent most of his working life teaching there until retirement in 1981. This remains his most popular book, which took over 20 years to write and represents a lifetime's experience of plant identification. Author of revised and expanded second edition Clare O'Reilly Clare O'Reilly (previously Coleman) is a freelance botanist and writer who left her career as an environmental lawyer in order to revise this book. She recently gained an MSc in Plant Taxonomy but was a self-taught amateur botanist for many years. Her passion for plants began after winning a wild flower-in-a-vase competition, aged seven. Clare teaches beginners courses on plant identification and this experience, coupled with Dr Rose's expertise in the original text, enables this revised edition to be even more useful for those new to field botany.

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