A simple guide for identifying mountain flowers
A book for people who enjoy walking on uplands and mountains of Britain and Ireland, and observing the natural life there. One hundred and two species of flowering herbs and shrubs are described, one per A5 page. Designed for easy use in the field using a smartphone or tablet. This is a fully revised version at 2024, with better photographs, new maps, and smaller file size in Pdf format.
All 102 species descriptions have the format shown above. Also structure of flowers of 9 typical families are shown.
Mountain Flowers: how do they survive up there?
Moss campion, Silene acaulis, a typical mountain plant showing the adaptation of a perennial cushion of foliage.
Mountain flowers often show distinct adaptations to the severe environment they live in. These various forms of growth and reproduction add greatly to the pleasure of observing these plants. The document here is based on the extensive literature of botanical research on this topic in many mountainous areas of the world. The Pdf document was created as a slideshow in PowerPoint format.