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Complete British Wild Flowers

304 pages

Publisher: Collins

3 April 2006

Complete British Wild Flowers by Paul Sterry


A complete photoguide to all the wild flowers of Britain, in the same format as the bestselling "Complete British Wildlife". There are 1039 main entries, which include wildflowers, shrubs, aquatic plants, grasses, sedges and rushes. A botanical hotspots section includes 100 rarer species and focuses on which places to visit in Britain which are particularly rich in flower species. The introduction gives information about habitats and general background information to making identifications. Comparison pages show different leaf shapes, flower clusters etc, so that you can quickly and easily navigate to the right section of the book to make your identification. Maps are included for all species to show where they can be found. Customer Reviews Average Customer Review: Write an online review and share your thoughts with other customers.


A delightful book; eminently user-friendly, with beautiful photographs and clear, comprehensive but consise information. I think it is suitable either for those with a keen interest or others who are new to flower identification. Yet it is also ideal for a family to take on their walks as the simple, straight forward key would be fun for children, encourage observation skills and be an insight into the beauty of our British flora. I learned my wild flowers in the south and saw many scarce and rare specimens. Now I have moved to Western Scotland, with this book in my hand and its clearly laid out pages of photographs, I'll know whether or not I should be looking out for northern versions of old favourites. A worthy successor to other well known wild flower guides.

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