Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Western Mediterranean, 2nd Edition
This second edition of Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Western Mediterranean is the most comprehensive and up-to-date plant identification guide to the region.
Author: Chris Thorogood. 640pp. Over 1,400 colour photographs. over 800 line drawings. 7 maps. 234 x 156 mm. Paperback, ISBN 978 1 84246 739 8, Kew Publishing 2021.
This second edition of Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Western Mediterranean is the most comprehensive and up-to-date plant identification guide to the region. Encompassing an area from southern Europe to North Africa, the western Mediterranean is united by a climate of hot, dry summers and mild, damp winters. This region is famous for its biodiversity and has an exceptionally rich flora.
Fully updated to the latest in plant phylogenetic relationships, this second edition offers an easy-to-use guide to over 2,500 of the most common and conspicuous plants that occur in the area, with plant descriptions, colour photographs and illustrations throughout. A section on where to see wild flowers in the region is included, as well as a glossary of terms. An ideal companion for wildlife and plant enthusiasts, this guide will enable you to identify wild flowers reliably in the field.
Chris Thorogood is Deputy Director and Head of Science at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden. Chris has taught Mediterranean field botany for a decade and is a specialist on several plant groups. He is the author of Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Eastern Mediterranean (Kew Publishing, 2019), Weird Plants (Kew Publishing, 2018), and co-author of Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Algarve, Second edition (Kew Publishing, 2019).
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