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Chasing the ghost : my search for all the wild flowers of Britain

Author: Peter Marren
Publisher: London [England] : Square Peg, an imprint of Vintage, 2018. ©2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Join renowned naturalist Peter Marren on an exciting quest to see every species of wild plant native to Britain. The mysterious Ghost Orchid blooms in near darkness among rotting leaves on the forest floor. It blends into the background to the point of invisibility, yet glows, pale and ghostly. The ultimate grail of flower hunters, it has been spotted only once in the past twenty-five years. Its few flowers have a  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Peter Marren
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Marren
ISBN: 9781910931110 191093111X
OCLC Number: 1040967501
Description: 310 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The ghost --
The country vicar who wrote a bestseller --
Setting out --
The quest for the last fifty --
Countdown.
Responsibility: Peter Marren.

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Join renowned naturalist Peter Marren on an exciting quest to see every species of wild plant native to Britain. While the Ghost Orchid offers the toughest challenge of any wild plant, there were  Read more...

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"Peter Marren is the unsung hero of Britain's nature writers. His luminous prose sheds light on the forgotten corners of Britain's natural heritage - our diverse and sometimes bizarre flora - and his Read more...

 
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