Wildflower Identification Book

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  1. nFrost

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    I got,

    Concise British Flora : Keble-Martin.

    Wild Herbs a field guide : de Sloover & Goosens.

    Wild Flowers : MSkytte Christiansen.

    A Handguide to Wild Flowers of Britain & Northern Europe : Blamey & Fitter.

    Poisonous Plants : Lucia Woodward.

    Wild Flowers of the Mediteranean : David Burnie.

    Encylopedia of Herbs & Herbalism.

    Might have more, most of my stuff is packed away at the moment.
     
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    I have these 4 as my main ones, but I also have others locked away in a cupboard..

    The Concise British Flora in colour... W Keble Martin.

    Wild Flowers of the British isles...Ward Lock

    Collins Pocket guide to Wild Flowers... David McClintock & RSR Fitter

    My real fave & goes out with me is an old one..
    A Flower Book for the Pocket.. MacGregor Skene...

    A modern one that was given to me which I dont like so much but my grandson does..
    Kingfisher Concise Field Guide animals & Plants... Michael Chinery
     
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    Thank you, I'm after getting one that will ID all wild flowers in the UK with pictures/drawings. I'll have a look at the books listed above, some look brill!
     
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    The Keeble Martin is probably the best one then, I got a 3rd edition for £4.50, but that was going back a while.
     
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    I think I've got that one. If its the one I think it is, then to be honest I didn't rate it. It failed to help me identify most of the flowers on my land.

    I have got one that's done well. I'll go and check out my book pile and see what its called. It works like a filing system. You count the petals, check leaf shape etc, then jump it gives you pages a list of pages with possible matches, so in effect you start off with the basic details and keeping refining til you have your subject.
     
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      not used this one much yet, so yet to use it for real. Not sure of the best way to drill down on what I need, I guess that's key in a book like this.
       
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