Wonderful Wildflowers of Wales, Volume 4: Waterside and Wetland

Pat O'Reilly and Sue Parker

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Wonderful Wildflowers of Wales, Volume 4: Watersides and Wetlands

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A beautifully illustrated guide to wildflowers of riverbanks, lakesides, canal margins; marsh, bog and fenland in Wales.

This book contains more than 100 large colour photographs including close-ups, plant size guides and flowering-season date strips.

Inside the back cover there is a 'Dulux' colour chart index page to make species identification as straightforward as possible.

ISBN 0-9549554-4-7

Recommended Retail Price £3-95 + P&P

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As someone with many years experience of photographing wild flowers in Wales I was impressed by the high quality of the photographs... ...I particularly liked the anecdotes and comments relating to the medicinal uses of some of the plants.

(Jane Rees, writing in Natur Cymru)

Contents List of this volume:

What’s Special about Water Habitats?
Bogbean (Menyanthes trifoliata)
Round-leaved Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)
Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)
Golden Saxifrage (Chrysosplenium oppositifolium)
Ragged Robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi)
Water Mint (Mentha aquatica)
Yellow Water-lily (Nuphar lutea)
White Water-lily (Nymphaea alba)
Bulrush (Typha latifolia)
Great Willowherb (Epilobium hirsutum)
Branched Bur-reed (Sparganium erectum)
Unbranched Bur-reed (Sparganium emersum)
Yellow Iris (Iris pseudacorus)
Water Forgetmenot (Myosotis scorpioides)
Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)
Stream Water Crowfoot (Ranunculus penicillatus)
Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Yellow Loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris)
Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)
Broad-leaved Pondweed (Potamogeton natans)
Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)
Butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris)
Marsh Cinquefoil (Potentilla palustris)
Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus flammula)
Greater Spearwort (Ranunculus lingua)
Hemlock Water Dropwort (Oenanthe crocata)
Marsh Woundwort (Stachys palustris)
Water Avens (Geum rivale)
Monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus)
Water Figwort (Scrophularia auriculata)
Marsh Valerian (Valeriana dioica)
Purple Toothwort (Lathraea clandestina)
Hemp Agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum)
Amphibious Bistort (Persicaria amphibia)
Watercress (Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum)
Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus)
Tubular Water Dropwort (Oenanthe fistulosa)
Marsh Ragwort (Senecio aquaticus)
Tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum)
Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis)
Common Fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica)
Water Horsetail (Equisetum fluviatile)
Northern Marsh Orchid (Dachtylorhiza purpurella)
Marsh Bedstraw (Galium palustre)
Water-plantain (Alisma plantago-aquatica)
Lesser Water-plantain (Baldellia ranunculoides)
Brooklime (Veronica beccabunga)
Water Speedwell (Veronica anagallis-aquatica)
Greater Bladderwort (Urtricularia vulgaris)
Marsh Lousewort (Pedicularis palustris)
Water Lobelia (Lobelia dortmanna)
Caring for Watersides and Wetlands in Wales
Colour Chart

Several other related species are also pictured and described within the pages of the wildflowers listed above. (This book uses the commonly accepted term wildflowers, rather than wild flowers. Whatever your preference the flowers illustrated and described in this guide book are some of the most beautiful to be found in this kind of wild habitat.)

About the authors

Writer and broadcaster Pat O'Reilly has wandered the countryside throughout Europe in search of wildflowers for more than 50 years; he has written more than 20 books on wildlife and countryside topics.

Sue Parker is a frequent contributor to countryside magazines, radio and TV programmes and has been studying and photographing wild orchids for more than 30 years; this is Sue's ninth book.

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