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Wild Flowers of Britain and Northern Europe [Paperback]

Richard Fitter , Marjorie Blamey
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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11 April 1974

A leader in the field for almost 20 years, this guide provides comprehensive coverage of the trees, shrubs and flowering plants growing wild in the British Isles and in Europe from the Alps up to the Arctic, including Iceland. Over 1430 species are illustrated and over 1950 described, in systematic order, from trees to orchids and waterweeds.

Beautiful colour paintings are complemented by text which stresses the points most useful for quick identification. There are notes on ecology, lists of characteristic plants, a glossary, and indexes of scientific names. The keys are illustrated in colour, with the main key designed specially for beginners. Eight special keys allow identification of more difficult groups of plants.

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Collins (11 April 1974)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0002190699
  • ISBN-13: 978-0002190695
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 11.4 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,706 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘One of the best botanical field guides.’ Countryside

‘Winner by a couple of lengths.’ BBC Wildlife

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COMPREHENSIVE
EASY TO USE • HIGHLY ILLUSTRATED

A leader in the field for almost 20 years, this guide provides comprehensive coverage of the trees, shrubs and flowering plants growing wild in the British Isles and in Europe from the Alps up to the Arctic, including Iceland. Over 1430 species are illustrated and over 1950 described, in systematic order, from trees to orchids and waterweeds.

Beautiful colour paintings are complemented by text which stresses the points most useful for quick identification. There are notes on ecology, lists of characteristic plants, a glossary, and indexes of scientific names. The keys are illustrated in colour, with the main key designed specially for beginners. Eight special keys allow identification of more difficult groups of plants.

‘One of the best botanical field guides.’
COUNTRYSIDE

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 2 May 2013
Format:Paperback
I am very very pleased with my purchase of Collins pocket wild flowers book. Not quite a pocket sized book a bit too big but small enough to pop in a handbag or small rucksack.
The quality of the illustrations and information and descriptions of the flowers is excellent.
I am very happy with my purchase
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An old favourite. 4 May 2013
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This had to be the best little guide book to Wildflowers in Britain and Europe. I have had one since I was a teenager and bought this second hand one as a gift for friends who have an interest in the subject but no great knowledge, and they are able to easily identify what they now find growing in the fields and waysides around them in France.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best flower book I know 24 July 2011
Format:Paperback
This is out of print sadly but for me it is the best and easiest to use flower identification book I have come across. It is a good balance between simplicity for the lay person (no need to know all about technical names for flower parts) and thoroughness and exactness. Lovely, clear illustrations too. I've used my original copy for years. learning a lot from it, and have now bought a second as the original is a bit the worse for wear.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent pocket-sized field guide 3 Dec 2012
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This book is an excellent pocket-sized field guide. It has been superbly illustrated and contains a lot of detail to help you identify wild flowers, trees and shrubs - using common names and latin names. There is a concise introduction section and then more detail to follow in the main body of the book.

Well worth it!
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It may be a long ago published but the illustrations are excellent and the coverage of plant life is very comprehensive. Highly recommended.
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