Mountain Flowers (British Wildlife Collection) by Michael Scott

By Michael Scott

"Mountain plant life are the main romantic in our plant life, beautiful, enigmatic and, usually, distant from human habitation. Michael Scott has not just obvious all of them yet has roamed all the pieces of the hill surroundings of Britain
and brings to his topic ardour, studying and hands-on adventure. this can be box botany at its most sensible, engrossing, interesting and whole of wonder.”

Britain's mountains and uncovered sub-arctic areas of the a ways north are domestic to a amazing diversity of expert plant life, shrubs and ferns which are capable of thrive on our islands because of a mixture of stipulations seldom present in mainland Europe. The peculiarities in their incidence right here, at strangely low altitudes for often alpine species and uncommonly a ways south for arctic species, make their ecology
especially fascinating.

In this invigorating trip from the Lizard of Cornwall to Unst in Shetland, Michael Scott examines Britain's richest upland websites, bringing a huge 21st-century point of view to our realizing of the flowers alongside the best way.

Lavishly illustrated, Mountain Flowers has a lot to supply wild flower fans and botanists, together with unique profiles of over a hundred and fifty of the crops such a lot attribute of our montane areas. it's going to end up an fundamental significant other for hillwalkers and climbers eager to study extra in regards to the enigmatic species which are such an intrinsic a part of the British mountain landscape.

- that includes over one hundred fifty mountain vegetation, with 20 prolonged profiles for the main enigmatic species
- Illustrated with over 340 color pictures of vegetation and their magnificent habitats
- Jacket paintings by means of hold Akroyd

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