The Wildflowers of Ireland: A Field Guide

The Wildflowers of Ireland: A Field Guide


By (author) Zoe Devlin


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  • Publisher: The Collins Press
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 112mm x 188mm x 20mm | 400g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Cork
  • ISBN 10: 1848892020
  • ISBN 13: 9781848892026
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: Color photos
  • Sales rank: 143,755

Product description

Discover the fascinating world of Ireland's diverse and astonishing collection of native wildflowers: from the insect-eating Sundew to the humble Harebell, this superbly illustrated guide features over 530 of the wildflowers of Ireland with more than 1,200 of the author's photographs. For ease of identification, the species are divided into colour categories and within each category the species are grouped by, for example, the number of petals in the flower or whether the species carries its flowers in a cluster or a spike. In easily understood terminology, focus is put on the main identifying features of each plant, by colour, size, shape of flower, leaf, habitat, flowering season, and where in Ireland it might be found. This is a must for enthusiasts of all ages and experience and a complementary companion to the author's Wildflowers of Ireland - A Personal Record.

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Author information

Zoe Devlin is passionate about wildflowers and the environment. She combined her interests in botany and photography developing the website, Zoe earnestly hopes this guide will encourage many, especially young people, to identify, understand and cherish wildflowers growing all around, if they only stop and look.

Review quote

'Page-turning peach of delight.' Sunday Independent 'Splendidly visual.' The Irish Times 'Zoe Devlin is one of the country's most accomplished experts on the subject [of wildflowers].' Irish Examiner 'Richly informative.' RHSI Journal 'Delightful - a pleasure to consult.' Wings 'Higher than highly recommended' The Sod Show 'Super little field guide - I liked the way it was set out.' The Wildflower Society magazine 'No hesitation in highly recommending this book.' Irish Mountain Log 'One of Ireland's most respected amateur botanists.' Ireland's Own 'Impressive' New Journal of Botany