Inspired by childhood excursions with her botanist father, Sarah Raven
has travelled the length and breadth of the British Isles to find 500
of our most breathtakingly beautiful wild flowers.
This lavishly illustrated book is divided by season and then by
habitat, covering fields, gardens, ponds, coasts, woodland and
wasteland. Sarah introduces a wide range of plants, telling you their
names and something about them - how to identify the
families, how they're brilliantly adapted to their environment, their
importance to animals and insects, what herbal remedies they can be
used for, the story behind their common names and the part they play in
Join Sarah on trips to see pulsatillas, fritillaries, bluebells, wild
garlic, harebells, forget-me-nots, foxgloves, wood spurge, silverweed,
purple cranesbill, deadly nightshade, St John's wort, comfrey, orchids,
wood sorrel, snowdrops and more.
There are glorious landscape photographs by Jonathan Buckley
throughout, and one of his stunning plant portraits accompanies each of
Sarah's authoritative, captivating species descriptions. Informative
and lovely, Sarah Raven's Wild Flowers is a botanical marvel.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 289 x 222 x 25 mm