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By Christopher Dixon

For centuries, botanists were attracted to the rarest species, occasionally with dire results for the species’ survival. during this e-book, nice Britain’s rarest flowering crops are mentioned in flip, together with the tales at the back of their discovery, the explanations for his or her rarity, and the paintings being performed to save lots of them from death out. it truly is was hoping that it'll aid to throw gentle on a few of the species that as a rule achieve little recognition, and foster an appreciation of our so much threatened plants.

This consultant describes sixty six local species of crops that experience the main narrowly limited levels in nice Britain. those diversity from continental, warmth-loving species within the south of britain to these discovered in simple terms at the maximum Scottish mountains. every one species is proven including its habitat to permit the reader to raised comprehend the ecological context. different scarce crops within the comparable sector are indicated.

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