Need an identification guide to sand dune plants?
From sea spurge to sheep’s fescue, from marram to mouse-ear hawkweed, the FSC Sand Dunes Plants Identification Chart features 43 species of plants found on sandy seashores.
Organised by distance from high-tide level, this chart covers strand-line and embryo dune species (such as sea sandwort and saltwort), plants found growing in mobile dunes (such as marram grass and sea holly), plants found in semi-fixed dunes (such as red fescue) and the plants of fixed dunes (such as creeping buttercup). Plants found growing in dune slacks (such as creeping willow) are also included.
On the reverse side there’s a full identification key based on plant shape and leaf characteristics, so that plants can be identified even when they are not in flower.
The chart is ideal for students who need a quick but reliable key to saltmarsh plant identification as part of fieldwork on saltmarsh succession and zonation. This chart is suitable for GCSE and A level fieldwork investigations into a psammonsere.
This chart is part of the FSC’s range of fold-out charts, designed to help users identify of a wide range of plants and animals. Each chart is laminated to make it splashproof and robust for use outdoors. Clear colour illustrations and text by experts in the subject make these valuable resources for all age groups. What a great addition to the family holiday packing list, for use around the garden or for groups such as the Scouts or Forest School. If buying larger quantities of guides for groups I will offer a small discount. Please enquire.
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The Field Studies Council (FSC) is one of the UK’s leading publishers of identification guides, ranging from easy to use fold-out charts through intermediate level AIDGAP guides, to specialist books such as the Synopses of the British Fauna and RES Handbooks.