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Britain S Wild Flowers

Author : Rosamond Richardson
ISBN : 9781911358343
Genre : Social Science
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A fascinating look at the myths, folklore and botany behind over 70 British wildflowers. From hedgerows to meadows, wildflowers can be found throughout our green and pleasant land. In this book, journalist and garden writer Rosamond Richardson traces the history and myths behind each flower to discover the fascinating ways in which the plants were used. Discover which flower used as a medieval lie-detector to test the innocence of suspected criminals, or stuffed in the shoes of Roman centurions to prevent damage to their feet as they marched. From periwinkles, beloved of Chaucer, and the oxlips and ‘nodding violet’ growing in the forest of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the book celebrates the important role wildflowers have played in literature, as well as their uses in food and medicine, and the history, myths and tales behind each species. The nineteenth-century poet John Clare wrote, ‘I love wildflowers (none are weeds with me)'. This book is a celebration of the bountiful history behind Britain’s beloved wildflowers and is perfect for anyone with an interest in gardening, history or the natural world.
Category: Social Science

Wild Flowers Of Britain

Author : Margaret Erskine Wilson
ISBN : 1910723312
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Margaret Erskine Wilson, late President of Kendal Natural History Society, was a keen amateur botanist and water-colourist. In 1999, she donated to the Society 150 sheets of water-colour paintings representing a thousand British and Irish plants in flower and in fruit, painted in situ over many years and in various places. At the time she donated the paintings to Kendal Natural History Society, she wrote:Begun in 1943/4 for a friend who said, 'I might learn the names of flowers if you drew them for me, in the months they're in flower'! The result is this beautiful, previously unpublished book of all her accurate and informative illustrations, painted over a period of 45 years. Over a thousand British and Irish flowers are represented in this book and it still today serves Margaret Erskine Wilson's original purpose - it is an easy way to learn the names of our delicate and beautiful wild flowers.

A Naturalist S Guide To The Wild Flowers Of Britain Northern Europe

Author : Andrew Cleave
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215530747
Genre : Nature
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A brand new entry level photographic identification guide to the commoner wild flowers of Britain and northern Europe, featuring 280 species that the amateur naturalist might expect to see in the field or garden.The user-friendly introduction covers habitats, flower structure, identification, wild flower names, a glossary of botanical and habitat terms, and conservation, in a way that doesn't assume prior knowledge of the subject.
Category: Nature

Wild Flowers In Britain

Author : Robert Gathorne-Hardy
ISBN : PSU:000007546556
Genre : Botany
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Category: Botany

Wild Flowers Of Britain And Northern Europe

Author : Richard Fitter
ISBN : MINN:31951D00898533E
Genre : Nature
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This book provides a comprehensive portable guide to wild trees, shrubs and flowering plants in Britain and Ireland, and also covers Europe from the Arctic to the Alps. Over 1450 plants are illustrated in colour, with over 2000 species described.
Category: Nature

Wild Flowers Of Britain And Ireland

Author : Marjorie Blamey
ISBN : 1408179504
Genre : Wild flowers
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The is the first fully-illustrated and fully-mapped guide to the British and Irish flora, covering more than 1900 species. Its restriction to the British Isles alone allows far more detail and more local information, and identification is made easier with the inclusion of maps for most species. Specific details about plants appearing in certain areas and accurate maps are designed to make location and identification easy, and this book also includes details of local specialities for the Isles of Scilly. Also featured is an illustrated survey of recently disappeared British and Irish plants, some of which may return. With over 5000 detailed colour paintings and more than 1600 maps, this is the most extensively illustrated wild flower guide to Britain and Ireland yet. Coloured, boxed keys to plants in complex or difficult groups are provided to assist identification. The Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland also features information about grasses, which are often omitted in other, shorter books, along with sedges, rushes, horsetails and clubmosses. Ferns, though not strictly speaking flowering plants, are also included. This new edition is fully revised to take into account recent taxonomic changes, as well as changes in status and distribution.
Category: Wild flowers

Wild Flowers In Britain

Author : Geoffrey Grigson
ISBN : OCLC:1004948569
Genre : Botany
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Category: Botany

Wild Flowers Of Britain And Europe

Author : J. R. Press
ISBN : 1843301326
Genre : Wild flowers
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This illustrated guide identifies over 1200 species of wild flowers to be found throughout Britain and Europe. Each of the detailed main descriptions is accompanied by a colour photograph showing the plant in natural habitat, and the specific diagnostic features of many additional species are clearly emphasized in line drawings.
Category: Wild flowers

Wild Flowers Of Britain And Ireland

Author : Rae Spencer-Jones
ISBN : 185626503X
Genre : Science
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As our lives become more urbanized, many of us have lost the ability to name these beautiful flowers, whether in cities or countryside, in gardens or conservation areas. This comprehensive field guide will appeal to expert and beginner alike, with over 600 wild-flower specimens from the woodlands, grasslands, and chalk downlands and the mountainous, aquatic, and maritime habitats of Britain and Ireland. Each entry gives Latin and common names; descriptions of flowers, fruit, and leaves; and habitat. Anecdotes on historical background, medicinal or herbal uses, and common folklore breathe life into the text. Chapters also discuss the importance of wild flowers in their ecosystems, conservation and endangered species and offer advice on designing your own wildflower garden.
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Wild Flowers

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781405360081
Genre : Gardening
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Discover over 450 species of wild flowers found in Britain and Northwest Europe with this new edition, in association with the RSPB, now in ebook format From orchids to cowslips, discover over 450 species of wild flowers, arranged by colour and family, with this pocket-sized guide. In-situ photographs and no nonsense notes covering anatomy will help you identify them in the field quickly and accurately. Maps show you what wild flowers to find where so you can plan your spotting and make the most of your surroundings, whether you are on a holiday browse or serious quest. An ideal guide for all the family.
Category: Gardening

Wild Flowers Of Britain Europe

Author : Wolfgang Lippert
ISBN : 0002199963
Genre : Nature
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Covers over 250 of the commonest flowers found in Britain and Europe. Each species is illustrated and described in detail in the text. The flowers are organized by colour, and the book is supplied in a durable pack wallet.
Category: Nature

Chasing The Ghost

Author : Peter Marren
ISBN : 9781473524880
Genre : Nature
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**ONE OF THE GUARDIAN’S BEST BOOKS OF 2018** Join renowned naturalist Peter Marren on an exciting quest to see every species of wild plant native to Britain. The mysterious Ghost Orchid blooms in near darkness among rotting leaves on the forest floor. It blends into the background to the point of invisibility, yet glows, pale and ghostly. The ultimate grail of flower hunters, it has been spotted only once in the past twenty-five years. Its few flowers have a deathly pallor and are said to smell of over-ripe bananas. Peter Marren has been a devoted flower finder all his life. While the Ghost Orchid offers the toughest challenge of any wild plant, there were fifty more British species Peter had yet to see, having ticked off the first 1,400 rummaging in hedges, slipping down gullies and peering in peat bogs. But he set himself the goal of finding the remaining fifty in a single summer. As it turned out, the wettest summer in years. This expert and emotional journey takes Peter the length and the breadth of the British Isles, from the dripping ancient woods of the New Forest to the storm-lashed cliffs of Sutherland. He paddles in lakes, clambers up cliffs in mist and rain, and walks several hundred miles, but does he manage to find them all? Partly about plants, partly autobiography, Chasing the Ghost is also a reminder that to engage with wild flowers, all we need to do is look around us and enjoy what we see. Praise for Chasing the Ghost: ‘Peter Marren is the unsung hero of Britain’s nature writers’ Stephen Moss, author of Dynasties ‘Jolly, quixotic and ends with real poignancy’ Guardian ‘A poignant reminder to us all to engage with the wild flowers that grow around us’ i Newspaper
Category: Nature