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150 Plantes Autour de Saint-Galmier et dans la Plaine du Forez: Pour de Petites Promenades Botaniques des Bords de Loire aux Monts du Matin [150 Plants Around Saint-Galmier and Plaine du Forez: For Small Botanical Walks from the River Loire to Monts du Matin]

Flora / Fauna
By: Claudette Fau(Author), Jean Rieu(Author), Jean-Marie Pelt(Foreword By)
335 pages, 600+ colour photos
150 Plantes Autour de Saint-Galmier et dans la Plaine du Forez: Pour de Petites Promenades Botaniques des Bords de Loire aux Monts du Matin
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Language: French

This flora is intended to help readers look at the wildflowers around them and help to identify them, know them, love them and protect them. To this end, the authors began by identifying plants that flourished around their home in Saint-Galmier – a commune in the Loire department in central France – but nature gradually transformed their lawn into a kind of grass prairie. They then left their homes and took to the streets, paths and woods around their village and its surroundings. They photographed the plants from early spring until the arrival of winter and gathered about 150 records that include, besides the botanical description of each species, information on the properties of use, the origin of the name, possible confusion species and plenty of stories or anecdotes. The book also includes a simple method of identification, a brief history of botany and a reminder of the particular local geology (plain, granitic massifs, volcanic zones, faults and mineral springs).

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Cette flore est destinée à aider le lecteur à regarder les fleurs sauvages qui l’entourent afin de les identifier, les connaître, les aimer et les préserver. Pour sa réalisation, les auteurs ont commencé par la détermination des plantes qui fleurissaient autour de leur maison lorsque, progressivement, la nature transformait leur gazon en une sorte de prairie. Puis, ils sont sortis de chez eux et ont parcouru les rues, les chemins et les bois autour de leur village et de ses environs. Ils ont photographié les plantes du début du printemps jusqu’à l’arrivée de l’hiver pour constituer environ 150 fiches qui comprennent, outre la description botanique de chaque espèce, des indications sur les propriétés d’usage, l’origine du nom, les confusions possibles et de nombreuses histoires ou anecdotes. Le livre comprend également une méthode simple d’identification, une brève histoire de la botanique et un rappel de la géologie particulière locale (plaine, massifs granitiques, zones volcaniques, failles et sources d’eaux minérales).

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Flora / Fauna
By: Claudette Fau(Author), Jean Rieu(Author), Jean-Marie Pelt(Foreword By)
335 pages, 600+ colour photos
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