422 pages, 24 plates with colour photos; 660+ b/w distribution maps
This is the first full flora of the Vice County of Renfrewshire (Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverdyde and parts of southend north-west Glasgow). It marks the culmination of over 50 years of field recording by local botanists and over 18 years of fieldwork and in-depth search of historical records by the author.
The flora contains:
- Over 1500 species occounts that indude first record, status, distribution and ecology;
- More than 660 dot maps of native and frequently encountered alien speices;
- Introductory chapters on geology soils, landscape, climate, historical recording and tlie changing environment;
- Discussion chapters on distribution patterns, floristic distribution patterns, floristic conservation;
- 24 pages of colour plates of maps and photographs showing botanical hotspots and local notable species.
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Keith Watson is Glasgow Museums' Botany Curator and has botanized in the Glasgow area for over 25 years. He has co-authored The Changing Flora of Glasgow and has been the Botanical Society of the British Isles Recorder for Renfrewshire (Vice County 76) since 1994.