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Please note: not to be confused with the 2008 book by Grey-Wilson & Blamey by the same title.
The plant world of the Mediterranean region is remarkable for its great diversity of species and forms. This user-friendly pocket nature guide is organized by colour to help identify over 500 commonly seen flowers, shrubs, trees, grasses and ferns. Detailed descriptions give the common and scientific names as well as the flowering time. They also provide information on characteristic features, occurrence and distribution. As an extra at-a-glance aid over 45 eye-catching ornamental plants are featured on the flaps. Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean covers every country with a Mediterranean coastline, including France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria and Morocco.
Guidelines for using this book 7
Identification example 9
The most important plant communities 10
Botanical terminology 14
Identification key 18
White flowers 18
Yellow flowers 66
Red or brown flowers 152
Blue flowers 214
Green or inconspicuous flowers 252
Copyright information 318
Ingrid and Peter Schönfelder are a husband-and-wife team: Ingrid studied pharmacy and Peter biology and geography. Peter Schönfelder lectures in botany at the University of Regensburg in Germany.