Synopses & Reviews
This is a flower book like no other. It focuses exclusively on the flowers of spring and includes over 50 wild species from England, Scotland and Wales, many of them in considerable detail. As well as describing the plants, it gives an account of the role of spring flowers in social life, arts, custom and landscape. Like the bestselling book Flora Britannica, this selection includes the personal anecdotes, observations and regional knowledge of people from all over Britain.
Derived from the author's "Flora Britannica", this book focuses on over 50 wild spring flowers of England, Scotland and Wales. As well as describing them, the author gives an account of the role of spring flowers in social life, arts, custom and landscape.