160 pages, colour photos
The Burren and the Aran Islands, southwest Ireland, are renowned worldwide for their beautiful wild flowers and plants. Charles Nelson has selected 136 of the most widely occurring plus a number of special plants. By illustrating each plant with a colour photograph, showing it in the wild alongside space to record the place and date of discovery, this becomes a souvenir of rambles in search of wild flowers. Introduced by short chapters on the region plus user instructions, the photographs are grouped according to flower colour and pages are colour-coded so one can flick to the appropriate section.
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Dr E. Charles Nelson F.L.S. V.M.M. was senior research botanist and horticultural taxonomist for twenty years at the National Botanic Gardens, in Dublin. A recognised authority on Ireland's gardens and plants, he was awarded the RHS's Gold Veitch Memorial Medal in 2015 for his outstanding contribution to the science and practice of horticulture.