A thorough field guide to the wildflowers of the western Mediterranean's sunny shores.
The western Mediterranean – running from Italy to Portugal and encompassing Corsica, Sardinia, the Balearic Islands, and coastal North Africa – is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, home to more than 10,000 plant species. This updated edition of the Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Western Mediterranean is the most comprehensive plant identification guide to the area. Covering more than 2,500 plants, this accessible guide focuses on the most common and conspicuous species that occur in the area, with descriptions, colour photographs, and illustrations throughout. The book also includes sections on where to find native plants in the wild, as well as a glossary of terms. An ideal companion for wildlife and plant enthusiasts, this guide will enable even the most botanically blind to reliably identify native flora in the sunny and coastal climes of the western Mediterranean.
Chris Thorogood is Deputy Director and Head of Science at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden. Chris has taught Mediterranean field botany for a decade and is a specialist in several plant groups. He is the author of Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Eastern Mediterranean (2019), Weird Plants (2018), and co-author of Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Algarve, second edition (2019).