wild flowers aidgap

Wild flowers AIDGAP

The FSC Wild flowers AIDGAP provides an easy route to naming flowers, trees, grasses, sedges, rushes and ferns in Britain and Ireland. It is halfway between an introductory guide and a technical flora. You do not need expert botanical knowledge to use the key.

FSC Wild flowers has its origins in courses run by the author where a simple field key was required. It is illustrated with many line drawings throughout. Please note that this is not a photographic guide to wild flowers.

This guide is part of the FSC’s AIDGAP series (Aids to Identification in Difficult Groups of Animals and Plants). Our AIDGAP guides are accessible identification keys, suitable for non-specialists from age 16+. Like all AIDGAP guides, the Wild flowers AIDGAP underwent extensive testing before publication, by beginners and specialists alike. The author has revised this, the first published version, in the light of the testers’ experience.

Accurate identification of specimens is an important part of biological fieldwork. Since 1976, the AIDGAP project has published over 40 straightforward and clearly written identification keys to many different groups of plants, animals and other taxa. In many cases the AIDGAP volume is the only non-technical work covering the group.