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Plantes de Montagne [Mountain Plants]

Field / Identification Guide
By: Franck Le Driant(Author), Lionel Ferrus(Author), Philippe Pellicier(Author)
1144 pages, colour photos
Publisher: BIOTOPE
Plantes de Montagne [Mountain Plants]
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Language: French

A general identification guide, accessible for beginners but useful also for more demanding botanists. The guide covers 1,890 species of the French massifs from the lower mountains to the alpine level, including the mountains of the Vosges, the Jura, the Alps, the Massif Central and the Pyrénées

Designed to be practical and fun, this guide also offers identification keys that will facilitate the recognition of related species by its users. The book presents many species that are little treated in the literature. All the species treated are present in France, including many local forms.

The book takes a modern approach to botany based on high-resolution photography and provides helpful guidance for difficult groups with keys, look-alike species and photos illustrating important botanical details.

In the mountains, ecological conditions can change very quickly due to altitude or exposure. This variation in environments explains the layering of vegetation and promotes the expression of great botanical diversity and adaptations to the sometimes extreme conditions of altitude environments. The brevity of the summer season implies flowering concentrated over a short period and explains why high-altitude environments are transformed into a veritable garden in summer.

As soon as the snow melts, the plants of the mountains offer a unique spectacle of their abundance, the brilliance of their flowering and their diversity. The authors, botanists and photographers present the flora of the French massifs in a very comprehensive way, emphasizing local and regional specificities.

Summary in French:
En montagne, les conditions écologiques peuvent changer très rapidement en raison de l’altitude ou de l’exposition. Cette variation de milieux explique l’étagement de la végétation, et favorise l’expression d’une grande diversité botanique et d’adaptations aux conditions parfois extrêmes des milieux d’altitude. La brièveté de la saison estivale implique une floraison concentrée sur une courte période et explique pourquoi les milieux d’altitude se transforment en un véritable jardin en été.

Dès la fonte des neiges, les plantes des montagnes offrent un spectacle unique par leur foisonnement, l’éclat de leur floraison et leur diversité. Les auteurs, botanistes et photographes, présentent de façon très complète la flore des massifs français, en mettant l’accent sur les spécificités locales et régionales.

Se voulant également pratique et ludique, ce guide propose également des clés d’identification qui faciliteront la reconnaissance des espèces proches par ses utilisateurs. L’ouvrage présente de nombreuses espèces peu traitées dans la littérature. Toutes les espèces traitées sont présentes en France, y compris beaucoup de formes locales.

Ce livre comblera tous les amoureux de nature, et suscitera très certainement de nombreuses vocations pour la botanique.

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Field / Identification Guide
By: Franck Le Driant(Author), Lionel Ferrus(Author), Philippe Pellicier(Author)
1144 pages, colour photos
Publisher: BIOTOPE
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