Britain's Ferns - A Field Guide to the Clubmosses, Quillworts, Horsetails and Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland
Britain's Ferns - A Field Guide to the Clubmosses, Quillworts, Horsetails and Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland
Britain's Ferns - A Field Guide to the Clubmosses, Quillworts, Horsetails and Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland
Britain's Ferns - A Field Guide to the Clubmosses, Quillworts, Horsetails and Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland

Britain's Ferns - A Field Guide to the Clubmosses, Quillworts, Horsetails and Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland

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Author James Merryweather
Language English
ISBN 9780691180397
Publisher Princeton University Press
Pages 280
Size 21 x 15 cm
Format Paperback
Images Colour images and distribution maps
Year published 2020

This is a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated and user-friendly photographic identification guide to the fifty-seven ferns and seventeen other pteridophytes that occur in Britain. It is the perfect companion for botanists, naturalists, professional ecologists and anyone else with an interest in this fascinating group of non-flowering vascular plants. Designed to appeal to beginners and experts alike, this authoritative book includes novel identification keys and comparison tables that have been carefully devised to present only essential, easily understood technical terms and descriptions, avoiding jargon as far as possible. Cross-referenced throughout to facilitate the comparison of similar species, this definitive field guide is the go-to source for identifying these species with confidence.

James Merryweather has been studying ferns for more than fifty years, developing a particular interest in their identification and ecology. Having learned so much from generous pteridologists past and present, he now eagerly shares that knowledge and experience with others. He is an enthusiastic member of the British Pteridological Society, which promotes the study of this fascinating group of plants.

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