Books

Flora of the Nordic Countries

Author
Mossberg, Bo
Stenberg, Lennart
Swedish title
Nordens flora
Category
Non Fiction \ Animals & Nature
Pub Date
Jun 28, 2018
Format
176x270 mm, 928 pages

Beautiful, highly acclaimed and a best-seller – that’s Flora of the Nordic Countries. This indispensable reference book uses vibrant pictures and detailed texts to describe every old and new plant in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Spitsbergen and is ideal for beginners, plant hunters, conservationists and ecologists alike. Illustrated by Bo Mossberg and written by Lennart Stenberg in close collaboration with the leading Nordic botanists of our time, Flora of the Nordic Countries pro-vides readers with information about the plants’ florescence, frequency, ecology, typical habitats, important characteristics and variations in appearance with regards to trunks, leaves, flowers and fruits. There are also maps that show the actual spread of the plants.

Back when this book was first published in 1992, it was considered to be sensational. Nothing like it had ever been on the market and it soon sold to all the Nordic countries and became the flora book to own, use and give away to both professionals and the general public. 11 years later it was revised and given an extra 800 new species – resulting in a flora book that was even more beautiful and detailed than it was before.

And now it’s time for a newly revised edition – because so much has happened within botany in recent years, particularly DNA research into plant genetics. Flora of the Nordic Countries contains every known vascular plant (over 3300 species).