Rachel Hamilton and Rob Still at Global BirdfairBritish and Irish Wild Flowers and Plants

  • Covers the plants most likely to be seen, including those in coastal areas
  • Includes more than 3,800 colour photographs, with macro images of key features when needed
  • Features a friendly, easy-to-use design and text written in plain English, with essential botanical terms described and illustrated

This innovative photographic guide covers the most common wild flowers and other plants found in Britain and Ireland, as defined by the very latest distribution maps. It is designed so that anyone faced with an unfamiliar wild plant can confidently put a name to the species or recognise that it is a less common plant needing further investigation. The identification process is based on standard botanical features that are straightforwardly described, clearly illustrated and supported by a simple visual key to families. This book can be your springboard into the wider world of botanical identification, wherever you are, and of plants both common and rare. 


Rachel Hamilton has spent a lifetime teaching botany, ecology and conservation at every level, and has earned a reputation for helping newcomers understand and overcome challenges in identifying plants. Chris Gibson worked in nature conservation for three decades and now devotes his time to encouraging others to share his love of the natural world, through words, images and experiences. Robert Still is the publisher of WILDGuides, a prolific natural history author and a skilled field botanist and plant photographer.