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    The ideal identification guide for beginners

    What's that Flower? features over 150 common British and European species. The simple visual approach shows you how to tell similar wild flowers apart.
    This book will help you explore one of the riches of the European countryside - its wonderful heritage of wildflowers. In all kinds of habitats, from hedges and meadows to pathways and pavements, a fascinating sequence of flowers unfolds each year. Big, small and amazingly diverse, they all carry out the same important job: to exchange pollen and produce seeds, so that plants can reproduce.
    Many wildflower guides are organised according to plant families, but this book uses a simpler and easier approach: in the catalogue section, flowers are arranged by colour and then by size, helping you to easily home in on the particular flower that you want to identify. The flower gallery shows you how flowers fit into plant families. There are thousands of wildflowers in Europe, and no field guide can cover them all. But if you start by spotting the commonest, your knowledge will grow fast. Before long, you will be able to recognise many beautiful and remarkable plants that add colour and variety to the great outdoors.

    About the author
    David Burnie is a zoology graduate and Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. Having started out as a nature-preserve ranger and biologist, he has since forged a successful career as a writer and consultant specialising in wildlife and plants.

    By David Burnie | Features over 150 species

    128 pages Paperback ISBN: 9781409324416
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