Cambridgeshire is a county of diverse lowland habitats and varied geology with a long history of botanical recording. This 1,000-page flora, one of the largest to be published in recent years, covers 2,330 species and hybrids. This is an increase of 1,072 on the last Flora published in 1964.
The main body of Flora of Cambridgeshire contains comprehensive species accounts without illustrations. The introductory chapters are illustrated and discuss topography, geology, climate, an extensive history of plant recorders in the county, and a review of gains and losses of species. Sites of botanical interest, many of national importance, are also covered, such as Chippenham Fen, Wicken Fen, the Devil's Ditch, the Ouse Washes, and the urban flora of Cambridge.
This is an essential reference for botanists, ecologists, naturalists, land owners, conservation organisations, local authorities, planners and all those with an interest in plants growing wild in this beautiful and interesting county.
Alan Leslie has been recording the Cambridgeshire ﬂora since 1972 and was BSBI Recorder from 2005 to 2019.