Clive Stace’s Concise Flora of the British Isles is an abridged yet comprehensive version of the 4th edition (2nd printing) of his New Flora of the British Isles (2021), offering the same complete coverage and user-friendly features in a compact, more portable format; strongly bound with a waterproof plastic cover.
" Since its first publication, in 1991, Clive Stace’s New Flora of the British Isles has become the standard work on the identification of the native, naturalised and repeatedly occurring casual vascular plants of Britain and Ireland. It has also been hugely influential in terms of the taxonomic treatment and nomenclature adopted in Britain and Ireland. Taking this into the field was always a major undertaking [...] The new Concise Flora is remarkably comprehensive, covering all of the taxa treated in the 2021 New Flora revised reprint [...] So, what has been sacrificed to achieve this? The main space-saving has been in the indexing, reduced by over 100 pages by including genera and families only. [...] I cannot imagine anyone with more than a passing interest in the British flora not having this book, and I suspect that many may now rely on this much cheaper alternative as their British Flora of choice."
– Fred Rumsey, British Wildlife volume 34(1), October 2022