Ireland's Wild Orchids; A Field Guide
Orchids are found in a great variety of habitats in Ireland and can be enjoyed in fields, bogs, woods and mountains. Amongst the loveliest of our wild plants, these endangered species are protected by legislation. Some are distinctive and cannot be confused, while others are more challenging as they hybridise freely and so confound both amateur and expert. Variability in size and colour is also considerable. This practical guide contains photographs of each plant in situ and in close-up, clear instructions for identification, and notes on size, habitats, flowering period, distribution and variations. Introduced by chapters on conservation, hybridisation, how to use the guide and orchid morphology. A guide for all orchid enthusiasts, whether beginner or expert.