Pocket Guide to Wildflower Families



Following the popularity of Start to Identify Grasses, the same treatment is given to sedges & rushes. This book shows you how to identify common sedges and rushes without tears, through diagrams, explanations, a flowchart and a

ready-reference table. 

Price includes FREE p&p.


New Expanded edition

If you find identifying grasses rather daunting, this is the book for you. It covers 20 of the most common species, taking you from basic info to full ID by  diagrams and flowcharts. New 2020 edition is in easy-to-read A5 format, with extra helpful material.

Price includes FREE p&p.


A complete introduction to finding, identifying and enjoying wild flowers.

Fully illustrated, flexi-bound 176 pages.

 Price includes FREE p&p.




Perennial favourite, our field-friendly guide to identifying wild flowers through the families they belong to.

Recommended reading for RBGE online botany course! 

Weatherproof ring-bound booklet. 

Price includes FREE p&p.




Flowers in the Field



The most difficult ID family suddenly got easier! This book takes you inside the Daisy family, to help you sort out the Daisy, Dandelion and Thistle groups.  Learn how to separate Marsh Thistle from Meadow Thistle, even how to tell a Hawkbit from a Hawksbeard, using our signature flowcharts and heaps of illustrations and ID tips.


£8.99 with free p&p.

Start to Identify Grasses –

New expanded edition


Start to Identify Sedges & Rushes


You're interested in wild flowers, you've found one you can't identify, and you've got a field guide. Now what?


If your book has a general key, you could start right at the beginning and try to work your way through until you find your flower. One of the easiest I could find used 12 technical terms in the very first question and the answers were all in Latin.

So perhaps not?


Or you could play 'snap'. Just thumb through all the pages of pictures until you find one that matches your flower, This (a) will take an awfully long time and (b) is not very likely to find you the right answer anyway. Did you know that there are at least 50 British wild flower species which are yellow with 5 petals?


Here's a third way: get the Pocket Guide to Wildflower Families. (Click on BOOKS in the menu, then click on the images to see what's in the book.) Once you've found the Family, finding the particular species in your field guide is comparatively easy.  


For a complete introduction to identifying wild flowers and the whole fascinating business of native plant-hunting try Flowers in the Field. This is the perfect companion to any fieldguide, taking you through the basics of field botany with lots of essential information, guidance and entertainment on the way.


When you've begun to crack wildflowers, you can move on to grasses: Start to Identify Grasses gives you a flying start the easy way – no lengthy keys and no peering through microscopes. Just study the diagrams and work through the flowcharts to learn 20 of the commonest species of grasses. Then on to Start to Identify Sedges & Rushes for Britain's most common rushes and 21 sedges.

2020 Wildflower Study

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