For centuries, botanists have been drawn to the rarest species, sometimes with dire consequences for the species' survival. In A Guide to Britain's Rarest Plants, Great Britain's rarest flowering plants are discussed in turn, including the stories behind their discovery, the reasons for their rarity, and the work being done to save them from dying out. It is hoped that it will help to throw light on some of the species that normally gain little attention, and foster an appreciation of our most threatened plants.
A Guide to Britain's Rarest Plants describes 66 native species of plants that have the most narrowly restricted ranges in Great Britain. These range from continental, warmth-loving species in the south of England to those found only on the highest Scottish mountains. Each species is shown together with its habitat to allow the reader to better understand the ecological context. Other scarce plants in the same area are indicated.
66 Species Accounts
Profoundly disappointing as the plant photographs are mainly from the Continent, the habitat shots are too general to be of much use and the locality details are no more specific than one can obtain from other books so of no great use in locating the plants and I say this as someone who has seen in the UK most of the plants covered by the book.
Christopher J. Dixon has a PhD in botany from the University of Vienna. Having written a comprehensive interactive key to the flora of the British Isles, Chris has studied every species found in the wild, from the most abundant weeds to little-known rarities. Drawing on his years of field experience across Europe and his talent for nature photography, Chris has travelled the length and breadth of the country to visit and record rare plants in their natural habitats.
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