Description

The only comprehensive, pocket-sized guide to wild flowers of Britain and Ireland, this completely new edition combines both photographs and artwork to give a really practical and attractive identification guide. Collins Gem Wild Flowers will enable anyone who is in the countryside, whether on a walk along the coast or in the mountains, or a ramble through woodland, fields or wetlands, to identify hundreds of flower species. Each wild flower entry includes identifying illustrations and description of appearance and color; size, type of habitat, geographical range, and flowering season; and herbal medicinal uses. In addition, the introduction has sections on the parts of the flower, stem, leaf, and fruit, and information on the common and scientific names of wild flowers.