This is a reissue of the bestselling guide first published in 1995. Within its handy pocket-sized format you will find details of over 350 species of wild flowers to be found throughout Scotland. Each species is illustrated in full colour with a comprehensive description, plus the plant's English, Latin and Gaelic names.
For ease of use, the plants are grouped together by the type of habitat in which they can be found including: city flowers; roadsides and hedgerows; fields and farmland; grassland and meadow; cliffs and rocky shores; saltmarshes; gravel and sandy shores; sand dunes; lowland woods; rivers ponds and marshland; heath, moor and bog; lochsides; pine and birch woods; and edge of the mountains. This makes identification much easier.
When you see an unknown species you don't have to hunt through the whole book to find out what it is: instead you can simply run through the section relating to the habitat you are in at the time. This allows you to find out whether what you are looking at is Bearberry, Blaeberry, Cowberry, Bog Bilberry, or Cranberry.
A places to visit section details over 35 of the best sites for finding some of the most attractive and special species of wild flowers in Scotland. In geographic terms these range from the Mull of Galloway in the South West to the Keen of Hamar on Unst in the Shetlands.