Books Received | Published:

Flora of Hampshire, including the Isle of Wight

Nature volume 71, pages 245246 (12 January 1905) | Download Citation



ENGLISH field botanists frequently complain that the British flora has not yet received the careful critical attention which has been lavished on Continental floras. To a certain extent this is doubtless true. We have no manual that for thoroughness of treatment and wealth of reference to original descriptions and type-specimens can compare with Rouy and Foucault's “Flore de France”; at the same time there is an abundance of valuable information scattered through our numerous natural history journals only waiting for some energetic and widely experienced systematist to collate and bring together in a really satisfactory British flora. There are several botanists eminently fitted for such an undertaking, and it is urgently to be desired that one or more of them should take the matter in hand. Meanwhile, our numerous and rapidly accumulating county floras are paving the way to a complete botanical survey of the British Isles.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.

About this article

Publication history





    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

    Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing