Medicinal Plants of Britain and Europe
This indispensable guide to the Medicinal Plants of Britain and Europeis part of the new Black's Nature Guide series. Over 350 species ofplants are covered, each beautifully illustrated with detailedpaintings and clear photographs. The images not only show you what themedicinal plant looks like in its habitat, but also focus in onspecific featuressuch as the leaves, flower head or berries to aid identification. Clearandconcise information is provided, such as when the plant is in flower,the approximate petal size and preferred habitat.
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