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Guide to Seaside Flowers

Field / Identification Guide New
By: Simon Norman(Author), Lizzie Harper(Illustrator)
8 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations
Guide to Seaside Flowers
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  • Guide to Seaside Flowers ISBN: 9781908819543 Unbound Jul 2021 In stock
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The FSC Guide to Seaside Flowers fold-out guide features 38 special flowers of cliffs, sand dunes, salt marshes and shingle beaches. Beautiful colour paintings by Lizzie Harper show the key features of each plant, including flowers, leaves and stems. Accompanying text on the reverse side highlights the important features to look out for. Use this concise fold-out guide to quickly put a name to the flowers that you see.

For the plant hunter, the seaside is a fascinating place to explore. Many of the flowers found at the coast don’t live anywhere else. From Buck’s-horn Plantain and Biting Stonecrop to Viper’s Bugloss and Yellow-horned Poppy, there are flowers to spot all year round. On cliffs and sand dunes, the best displays of flowers are from April to July. But shingle and saltmarshes are at their best in the late summer and early autumn. Some seaside flowers occur throughout the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland, while others have a more restricted distribution.

Living beside the sea brings challenges. But some plants have evolved to survive in these tough conditions. Salt spray and salt-laden winds increase soil salinity, leaving plants vulnerable to water loss. Fleshy succulent leaves are a common adaptation. Since the soils of sand dunes, mobile shingle and estuary mud are unstable, many coastal plants are deep-rooted. Increasingly some of these flowers occur inland, especially along roads treated with salt in winter. A few grow on the spoil heaps associated with old lead and zinc mines.

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Field / Identification Guide New
By: Simon Norman(Author), Lizzie Harper(Illustrator)
8 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations
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