This beautifully illustrated mini-field-guide is packed with information on the most common wild flowers of Britain and the near Continent. It covers more than 180 species, all of which are illustrated with superb full-color artworks that show details of the flowers, leaves, and growth habit of the plant. A concise written account covering size, description, habitat, flowering time, distribution, and habits appears on the same page. The easy-to-follow layouts and beautiful artworks aid quick and accurate identification and make this book an indispensable reference in the field, as well as at home. It is compact enough to fit in the pocket, yet packed with essential information for the nature enthusiast. To protect it against the elements in the field, the book is wrapped in a durable plastic wallet. Also included is a foldout insert with at-a-glance illustrations showing flowers grouped by color.
Renowned natural history artists, including Cy Baker, David Daly, Colin Emberson, and Lyn Wells painted the plates. Endorsed by the Wildlife Trusts.