"This is the botanical equivalent of discovering warp drive! A must-have standard text for all ecologists." --In Practice - the journal of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
"Get this excellent book, use it, and be part of the botanical revolution!" --British Wildlife
"Wow - it works, and works well! Here is a significant addition to flora-making literature." --TAXON
"Let's wait until it's in flower. No more! Every plant ecologist should have a copy." --The Bulletin - the journal of the British Ecological Society
"The British, however, are lucky. The rest of the world can only hope that botanists in their region will take notice and aspire to create similar guides."
From the Author
Most field guides only work when you have flowers or fruit; something I found rather frustrating when out botanising/recording.
It is often simpler and easier to ID a plant from vegetative characters than from flowers alone (yes, really!) and the keys work just as well on plants in flower. Flower and fruit characters have been included where appropriate, especially characters not readily available in other floras, so you shouldn't have to take several books into the field.