By Christopher Dixon

For centuries, botanists were interested in the rarest species, occasionally with dire results for the species’ survival. during this booklet, nice Britain’s rarest flowering vegetation are mentioned in flip, together with the tales in the back of their discovery, the explanations for his or her rarity, and the paintings being performed to avoid wasting them from loss of life out. it truly is was hoping that it'll support to throw mild on many of the species that typically achieve little consciousness, and foster an appreciation of our so much threatened plants.

This consultant describes sixty six local species of crops that experience the main narrowly limited levels in nice Britain. those variety from continental, warmth-loving species within the south of britain to these came across purely at the maximum Scottish mountains. every one species is proven including its habitat to permit the reader to higher comprehend the ecological context. different scarce vegetation within the similar quarter are indicated.

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