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Many visitors to the Isles of Scilly enjoy the wildflowers that contribute much to make the scenery so different. Many of the plants are native species but very noticeable on the islands are a host of very unusual plants, some more commonly seen in warmer climates such as the Mediterranean. This little pocketbook guide is intended to give just a taste of the more common plants that can be seen by the visitor to Scilly. Some alien plants as well as a few of the Scilly "specialities" are also included. The flowers have been arranged by habitats with a brief text accompanying the photos with notes on colour or similar species.
Rosemary Parslow worked as an ecologist for the Nature Conservancy Council and then English Nature for sixteen years before being employed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Peterborough. She has been BSBI Recorded for Isles of Scilly since 1983 and is the author of the Collin's New Naturalist on the Isles of Scilly and co-authored the recent The New Flora of the Isles of Scilly which covers almost 1000 species.