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4.0 out of 5 stars
Better illustrations and the maps are great, 31 July 2012
This is a substantially revised and updated version of an earlier guide by the same authors. The earlier guide had an easy to use and simple guide at the start which was usually, but not always, very helpful. This edition omits that which is perhaps a pity, but the plants are grouped together in a logical order which, with a little experience, gets around the problem. The illustrations are greatly improved and the little maps indicating where each species is to be found are brilliant and very helpful. All in all, this is a great book.
I also have the Francis Rose "The Wild Flower Key" which is also well illustrated and a fine book but it's much harder to use the keys unless you are very familiar with a wide range of botanical terms. As a non-botanical amateur interested in identifying the flowers I see in my locality, I find the Fitter Fitter and Blamey book easier to use and it's what I usually take.