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Identify those Alpine flowers with a Cicerone guidebook

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Published
Published
25 Feb 2014
ISBN
9781852845650
Edition
First
Size
15.5 x 10.0 x 0.9cm
Pages
144
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Alpine Flowers

by Gillian Price
Book published by Cicerone Press

A pocket field guidebook for identifying 230 of the most commonly found alpine flowers of the Alps. Categorised by colour for quick identification, each alpine flower has a photograph and description of its key features. Flower names are given in English, French, German, Italian and Latin, with notes on curious facts and origins of names.

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Description

It happens to us all. Engaged in a stiff climb or leisurely stroll you spot a flower out of the corner of your eye, take a photograph or just try and store the memory, so that you can look it up when you get home. This pocket field guide to 230 flower species commonly-found in the Alps was made for those moments - every curious Alpinist should carry one.

For the purposes of this book, the altitude of 1500m above sea level has been taken as the cut-off level for alpine flowers, although the odd exception found lower down and considered to be of special interest has been included.

The primary method of identification used here is colour, and to make flower recognition quick and easy – the aim of this guide – flowers have been grouped together under their dominant colour. The colours are presented in the following order in this book:

  • Red: shades from pink to red and burgundy
  • Yellow: covering the range through to orange
  • Blue: from light hues through to royal blue
  • Purple: delicate lilac to rich purple charged with blue and red
  • White: predominantly white or creamish. Green has also been included here

As well as a photograph, key characteristics of each alpine flower are briefly described in simple language for (and by) the non-expert. Notes on name derivation and traditional uses are included. Specialised terminology has been purposely kept to a minimum; however, some terms are necessary for distinguishing similar species and to help observation and identification.

Each individual flower heading shows the name in English and then underneath, in Latin (in italics), then French, German and Italian. A Glossary and a simplified diagram of a flower are also provided at the front of the book, after the contents page. 

The product of author Gillian Price's 30-year love affair with the Alps, this pocket handbook will be an ideal companion for anyone interested in the remarkable natural gems of the Alpine meadows.

  • Seasons
    Flowers don't begin appearing until early spring (March) at medium altitudes with the thaw under way. The whole brilliant show is in full swing up at high altitudes from June through to August/September, but many flowers also come out as late as October.

May 2014

Since the guide went to press the recommended website: www.alpineflowers.net has become unavailable.

The best website to use instead is www.fiorialpini.net.

Contents

Glossary   

Introduction   

Survival Techniques
Reproduction   
Migration and Climate Change   
Naming   
Identification   
Distribution   

Flowers

Red   
Yellow   
Blue   
Purple   
White   

Appendices   

Botanical Gardens across the Alps   
Flower Index   
 

Glossary 
  
Introduction
Survival Techniques   
Reproduction   
Migration and Climate Change   
Naming   
Identification   
Distribution   

Flowers   
Red   
Yellow   
Blue   
Purple   
White   

Appendices
Botanical Gardens across the Alps   
Flower Index

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