By Gillian Price

ISBN-10: 1852845651

ISBN-13: 9781852845650

This pocket box consultant to deciding on 230 universal Alpine plant life is filled with the entire info you must recognize your favourites whereas out within the mountains. Designed for the non-specialist, this little guide is prepared via color and likewise incorporates a word list of flower elements and an creation which describes the fantastic lengths that those tiny gemstones visit to outlive at altitude. Alpine professional writer Gillian expense says: 'It by no means ceases to amaze me that such tiny crops can spend months on finish buried lower than metres of snow and ice - weathering temperatures as little as minus 25°C - then sprout again to existence while issues thaw out and hot up. In springtime you could spot the delicate pink petals of the Alpine Snowbell pushing their method via snow - they comprise an anti-freeze that allows them to soften it. Masters of edition and survival, alpine plant life can catch bugs, shop valuable water, expel extra minerals and idiot insects.' every one flower access features a transparent picture and crucial description in addition to its identify in English, Latin, German, French and Italian and fascinating information regarding the origins of a few of the extra curious flower names. every one can be listed by means of its English and its Latin identify so that you can stick with up a stoop a couple of identify or discover extra a couple of flower.

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