144 pages, 4 plates with 6 colour photos and 2 colour maps
The first complete published listing of those flowering plants, ferns, clubmosses and horsetails recorded growing wild in the combined counties of Leicestershire and Rutland (Vice-County 55) since 1933. It includes the records of 1762 plants, including microspecies, hybrids and subspecies, available at 31st December 2010. The introduction includes a discussion of conservation issues. The main text consists of an alphabetical list of plants, with concise details of status, habitat and frequency. Rare Plant Register species are highlighted with more detail on localities where they occur and those plants considered to be indicators of good habitat (axiophytes) are also noted. Also included are a bibliography, gazetteer and index of English names.
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Michael Jeeves has been Head of Conservation with the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust since 1990 and is the Botanical Society of the British Isles’ Recorder for Vice-County 55.