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The Flora of Leicestershire and Rutland: Checklist and Rare Plant Register

 This new work – by the Trust’s Head of Conservation Michael Jeeves - is the first complete published listing of those flowering plants, ferns, clubmosses and horsetails recorded growing wild in the combined counties of Leicestershire and Rutland (Vice-County 55) since 1933. It includes the records of 1762 plants, including microspecies, hybrids and subspecies, available at 31st December 2010.

The book is an A5 sized softback with 144 pages. There are four pages of colour plates, an introduction addressing issues such as the conservation of the flora, a bibliography, gazetteer and index of English names. The main text consists of an alphabetical list of plants, with concise details of status, habitat and frequency.  Rare Plant Register species are highlighted with more detail on localities where they occur and those plants considered to be indicators of good habitat (axiophytes) are also noted.

The author has been Head of Conservation with the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust since 1990 and is the Botanical Society of the British Isles’ Recorder for Vice-County 55.

Out now! the book is available at a cost of £7.50 (plus £1.50 p&p) from Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, Brocks Hill Visitor Centre, Washbrook Lane, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5JJ.

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