"The photographs ... by Sidney J Clarke ... are absolutely superb." -- Highland News, August 04, 2001
"This informative book gives a pithy introduction to Scotlands distinctive flora,..." -- Taxon 52, August 2003
"an excellent introduction to the native flora of Scotland" -- Scottish Book Collector, Winter 1997
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From the Scots pine to the one-flowered wintergreen, Scottish Wild Plants provides a wealth of detailed factual material about over forty of the most rare and interesting species, focusing on their own special features of interest, the history of their discovery, their particular ecological needs and whether they are thriving or declining.
The aesthetic visual impact of these plants and the range of types are superbly illustrated throughout by Sidney Clarke, and his photographs also highlight the variety and quality of Scottish habitats in which the species grow.
In every corner of Scotland, wild plants grow in habitats specific to their needs and evolution, from open moorland to mountain ledges and calcareous grasslands and wetlands where many of the rarest plants survive. Some species are common whilst others are rarities that could well vanish without informed conservation measures; yet all are interesting in their adaptation to Scotlands ecosystems.
With this book, Philip Lusby and Jenny Wright have produced a timely and authoritative contribution to our knowledge of Scotlands native flora.