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Earth Moves Flower ID Event with Hilary Ash 30-05-2020 

1. Wildflower ID Basic Jargon

2. Umbellifer Jargon

3. Leaves

4. Some recommended Plant ID Guides

5. Wildflower ID Drawing Sheets

6. Plant ID Apps For Smartphones and Tablets

Contact Hillary Here; and the

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Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland

Field Studies Council


See Branson, A. 2015 Plant identification: a guide to the guides. British Wildlife 26, April 2015, 251-257.

General and Field:

Rose,F & O'Reilly,C. 2006. The Wild Flower Key. 2nd edition. Frederick Warne (Penguin), London.

but does not include grasses, sedges, rushes, ferns

Streeter,D. 2010. Collins Flower Guide. HarperCollins, London.

does include g/s/r/f

Blamey,M, Fitter,R & Fitter,A. 2013. Wild flowers of Britain & Ireland. 2nd edition. Bloomsbury, London. does include g/s/r/f

Grasses, sedges, rushes, ferns:

Rose,F. 1989 Colour Identification Guide to the Grasses, sedges, Rushes and Ferns of the British Isles and north-western Europe. Viking Penguin, London.

Price,D. 2016 A Field Guide to Grasses, Sedges and Rushes. The Species Recovery Trust, Salisbury.


Hubbard,C.E. 1992. Grasses. 3rd edition, Penguin Books.

Cope,T.& Gray,A. 2009. Grasses of the British Isles. BSBI

Serious ID: mostly to keep at home!

Stace,C.2019. New Flora of the British Isles. 4th edition, C&M Floristics, Cambridge. For a portable version, the Field Flora 1999 if you can find it (out-of-print).

BSBI handbooks on a dozen difficult groups e.g. Sedges, Brassicas, Umblellifers. see

Sold by Summerfield Books

for plant family pictures, the old favourite

Keble Martin,W.1965. The Concise British Flora in Colour. Edbury Press, London

Vegetative key:

Poland,J & Clement,E. 2009. The Vegetative Key to the British Flora. John Poland in association with the BSBI, Southampton.

Courses run by the Field Studies Council

Ways to find local botanists to go out with:

Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland

(Cheshire (vice-county 58) recorder Graeme Kay)

Cheshire Biological Records Centre

Cheshire Wildlife Trust

In Wirral, Wirral Wildlife (local group of Cheshire Wildlife Trust)