Few flowers are as loved and written about as orchids. They can be grand and exotic or delicate and simple, but they have always captured our interest thanks to their beauty and elegance.
This richly-illustrated, fact-filled and appealing book presents almost 200 species and subspecies arranged in 133 genera of the orchid family and is perfect for both beginners and botanists. The book begins with two basic chapters on, among other things, systematics and where and how orchids grow, and ends with concrete advice on how to identify orchids when you are out in the countryside.
Orchids of Europe is an indispensable book for anyone interested in flowers and nature. Not only is it a useful field handbook and reference guide, it is also a beautiful art book. It is the result of close collaboration between two prominent experts: Bo Mossberg, Sweden’s leading plant illustrator, and Henrik Aerenlund Pedersen, the internationally renowned botanist and author.