Botanist Madeline Harley pairs clear, informative descriptions with exquisite photographs to provide unsurpassed coverage of almost 200 British weedy species. Now, for the first time, enthusiasts and non-specialists alike will be able to confidently identify these underappreciated plants – from tiny flowers smaller than a pinhead to the riotous Corn Marigold or Rosebay Willow-herb – and understand their important role in the ecosystem. Wonderful Weeds is the clearest and most comprehensive record of widespread British weeds since the early 20th Century.
Dr. Madeline Harley was a research botanist at Kew Gardens for over 30 years. She specialises in pollen morphology and her data contributes to better understanding species relationships in flowering plants.