The Wild Flora of Kew Gardens
A Cumulative Checklist from 1759
Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The Wild Flora of Kew Gardens details all plants that have ever been recorded growing in a wild state within Kew Gardens or its periphery, and all natives cultivated in formal beds or other plantings, since the first records of 1779.
Nearly 2,000 taxa are documented and illustrated, with citation of literature records and herbarium specimens and accompanying color photographs. The book notes the past and present distribution of wild species within the gardens, and demonstrates how the wild flora of the Kew estate has changed over its 250 years. A new addition to the United Kingdom’s growing list of regional floras, this book offers a comprehensive look at the plant life of Kew Gardens.