Photographs by Jonathan Buckley
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 byhabitat, covering woods, downs and dales, lanes and hedgerows, meadows, coast, marshes and streams, moors and mountains, and wasteland. Sarah introduces a wide range of plants, telling you theirnames and something about them – how to identify thefamilies, how they’re brilliantly adapted to their environment, theirimportance to animals and insects, what herbal remedies they can beused for, the story behind their common names and the part they play inlocal history.
Join Sarah on trips to see pulsatillas, fritillaries, bluebells, wildgarlic, 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.
PUBLICATION DATE: October 2011