References

There is an enormous wealth of information on the plants of East Anglia, dating back to the very earliest times of natural history recording in the UK. Gradually a great number of books have been written, bringing us up to modern times, when websites have started to replace books as identification resources. This site has drawn heavily on the work of others, but hopefully will be seen as being unique in pulling so many other resources together into a single location, and thus saving anyone seeking to identify a plant from having to search in many different places for a possible answer.

The purpose of this site is to aid with the quick identification of any plant found wild or at large in the wider countryside. It is not intended as a replacement to a good set of reference books and does not cover such areas as identifying plants on vegetative characters (other than some woody plants, ferns etc), plant ecology, distibution and so on. For those subjects there is a great wealth of information available in good reference books and I do not seek to encourage anyone away from investing in a good set of identification guides and a working set of references.

Many books, websites and other resources were used in the making of this site and all such resources considered to be worthy of consultation are recognized, thanked with gratitude and listed here.



Field guides and floras

Beckett, G., & A. Bull, 1999. A Flora of Norfolk. Privately published.
Blamey, M., R. Fitter & A. Fitter, 2003. Wild Flowers of Britain & Ireland. A & C Black, London.
Gleason, H.A. & A. Cronquist, 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada (2nd ed.). New York Botanical Garden, New York.
Johnson, O. & D. More, 2004. Collins Tree Guide. William Collins, London.
Peterson, R.T. & M. McKenny, 1968. A Field Guides to Wildflowers - Northeastern/North-central North America. Houghton Mifflin co., New York.
Poland, J. & E. Clement, 2009. The Vegetative Key to the British Flora. BSBI, London.
Rose, F. & C. O'Reilly, 2006. The Wild Flower Key (Revised & expanded ed.). Warne, London.
Sanford, M., 1991. The Orchids of Suffolk. Suffolk Naturalists' Society, Ipswich.
Sanford, M., & R. Fisk, 2010. A Flora of Suffolk. Privately published.
Sell, P. & G. Murrell, 1996. Flora of Great Britain & Ireland Volume 5 Butomaceae-Orchidaceae. CUP, Cambridge.
Sell, P. & G. Murrell, 2006. Flora of Great Britain & Ireland Volume 4 Campanulaceae-Asteraceae. CUP, Cambridge.
Sell, P. & G. Murrell, 2014. Flora of Great Britain & Ireland Volume 2 Capparaceae-Rosaceae. CUP, Cambridge.
Simpson, F.W., 1982. Simpson's Flora of Suffolk. Suffolk Naturalists' Society, Ipswich.
Stace, C., 2010. New Flora of the British Isles. 3rd ed. CUP, Cambridge.
Streeter, D., C. Hart-Davies, A. Hardcastle, F. Cole & L. Harper, 2016. Collins Wild Flower Guide 2nd ed. William Collins, London.


Specialist identification guides

Akeroyd, J.R., 2014. Docks and Knotweeds of Britain and Ireland. BSBI, London.
Barkworth, M.E., L.K. Anderton, K.M. Capels, S. Long & M.B. Piep (eds.), 2007. Manual of Grasses for North America. Utah State University Press, Logan.
Cullen, J. (ed.), 2001. Handbook of North European Garden Plants. CUP, Cambridge.
Cope, T. & A. Gray, 2009. Grasses of the British Isles. BSBI, London.
Dudman, A.A. & A.J. Richards, 1997. Dandelions of Great Britain and Ireland. BSBI, London.
Graham, G.G. & A.L.Primavesi, 1993. Roses of Great Britain and Ireland. BSBI, London.
Hitchcock, A.S. & A. Chase, 1971. Manual of the Grasses of the United States (2nd ed. revised). In two volumes. Dover Publications, New York.
Hubbard, C.E., 1968. Grasses (revised ed.). Penguin Books, Harmondsworth.
Jermy, A.C., D.A. Simpson, M.J.Y. Foley & M.S. Porter, 2007. Sedges of the British Isles. 3rd ed. BSBI, London.
Meikle, R.D., 1984. Willows and Poplars of Great Britain and Ireland. BSBI, London.
Murphy, R.J., 2009. Fumitories of Britain and Ireland. BSBI, London.
Murphy, R.J., 2016. Evening-primroses (Oenothera) of Britain and Ireland. BSBI, London.
Preston, C.D., 1995. Pondweeds of Great Britain and Ireland. BSBI, London.
Rich, T.C.G., 1991. Crucifers of Great Britain and Ireland. BSBI, London.
Ryves, T.B., E.J.Clement & M.C.Foster, 1996. Alien Grasses of the British Isles. BSBI, London.
Tutin, T.G., 1980. Umbellifers of the British Isles. BSBI, London.


Plant communities and habitats

Lake, S., D Liley, R. Still & A. Swash, 2015. Britain's Habitats. Princeton University Press, Woodstock.
Rodwell, J.S. (ed.), 1991. British Plant Communities. Volume 1: Woodland and scrub. CUP, Cambridge.
Rodwell, J.S. (ed.), 1991. British Plant Communities. Volume 2: Mires and heaths. CUP, Cambridge.
Rodwell, J.S. (ed.), 1992. British Plant Communities. Volume 3: Grasslands and montane communities. CUP, Cambridge.
Rodwell, J.S. (ed.), 1995. British Plant Communities. Volume 4: Aquatic communities, swamp and tall-herb fens. CUP, Cambridge.
Rodwell, J.S. (ed.), 2000. British Plant Communities. Volume 5: Maritime communities and vegetation of open habitats. CUP, Cambridge.


Short papers, journals and other literature resources


Web resources

Flora of North America on line: http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
Grass Manual on the Web: http://herbarium.usu.edu/webmanual/default.htm
United States Department of Agriculture - Plants Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/
Aster & Goldenrod keys: http://www.nttlphoto.com/botany/asters-goldenrods/Primer/primer_home.htm
Asters & Goldenrods: http://www.jcsemple.uwaterloo.ca/index.html