13. Grasses of the British Isles

Author(s):  T. Cope, A. Gray
Illustrations: M. Tebbs
Editor(s): P. Ashton

Published: 2009
612 pages with over 200 black and white illustrations
ISBN: 9780901158420

Grasses of the British Isles offers species descriptions that have been kept as brief as possible and are supported by keys to, and detailed descriptions of, tribes and genera, a move that has allowed expansion of other sections of the text. The keys are arranged in two layers – by tribes and then by genus – allowing the user to check the specimen against a tribal description before moving on to genus, and against a generic description before moving on to species.

The book contains descriptions of 15 tribes, 67 genera and 220 species. The latter comprise 113 natives, 10 archaeophytes, 50 neophytes and 47 casuals; bamboos, which require specialists of their own, are not included.