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Nature Flowers

Field Guide to Orchids of Britain and Europe

by (author) Karl Peter Buttler

edited by Paul Davies

Crowood Press
Initial publish date
May 1991
Flowers, Orchids
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 1991
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This is without doubt the most comprehensive field guide to the orchids of Britain and Europe. Every one of the 216 species and 30 subspecies are described and illustrated with superb colour photographs. For each species there is a close up photograph of the flower head and a more distant view showing the whole plant. There are also nearly 200 line drawings which highlight particular identification features. The text describes each species, as well as giving detailed information on habitat, flowering season, and distribution.

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Born in Vancouver in 1954, Paul Davies has an education in the arts and sciences and has enjoyed careers in both spheres. He currently works as a project manager for a Toronto software manufacturer.

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