Please note, this edition has been reprinted under the title Collins Complete Guide to British Wild Flowers (2008)
A complete photoguide to all the wild flowers of Britain. There are 1 039 main entries, which include wildflowers, shrubs, aquatic plants, grasses, sedges and rushes. A botanical hotspots section includes 100 rarer species and focuses on which places to visit in Britain which are particularly rich in flower species. The introduction gives information about habitats and general background information to making identifications. Comparison pages show different leaf shapes, flower clusters etc, so that you can quickly and easily navigate to the right section of the book to make your identification. Maps are included for all species to show where they can be found.
Paul Sterry is author of Complete British Wildlife, Complete Mediterranean Wildlife, Complete Irish Wildlife and Complete British Birds. He owns the photo-library, Nature Photographers.