Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Western Mediterranean

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Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Western Mediterranean is the most comprehensive and up-to-date plant identification guide to the area. The western Mediterranean is one of the most important regions in the world for its outstanding biodiversity, boasting over 10,000 plant species.

The area encompasses southern Europe from the Portuguese Algarve in the west to Italy in the east, the islands (including the Balearic Islands, Corsica and Sardinia), and North Africa from Morocco in the west to Tunisia in the east.

Covering over 2,500 plants, this easy to use guide focuses on the most common and conspicuous species 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 reliably identify wild flowers 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 nine years. He is the author of Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Eastern Mediterranean (2016), Weird Plants (2018), and co-author of Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Algarve (2019), all published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Author: Chris Thorogood, 640pp, over 1400 colour photographs, 883 line drawings, 7 maps, hardback, ISBN 9781842466162, Kew Publishing, 2016.


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