About The Book

Willmot & Moyes' The Flora of Derbyshire, was published in May 2015. It is the first Flora for this botanically-rich county since 1969.  Follow this link to see some Sample pages.

Rue-leaved Saxifrage (Saxifraga. tridactylites),
Cressbrookdale, Derbyshire. Photo Nick Moyes
Printed in full colour throughout, it covers all wild flowers, trees, conifers and ferns recorded in Derbyshire over the last 400 years. Based on over 3/4 million plant records, it is the culmination of nearly 20 years of research and fieldwork by the authors and their army of helpers. 

Its 1,919 species accounts describe the status, habitats and distribution of all Derbyshire's wild plants. Colour maps for over 1,100 species are included, with modern and historic records plotted at tetrad level (2km x 2km) in a clear unambiguous manner that few other atlases achieve. Different map backgrounds are used to assist understanding of species distribution, and include roads and urban areas, waterways, landscape character, geology and relief. 

Introductory chapters describe the landscapes and vegetation of the county, the history of Derbyshire field botany and the story of local plant conservation. One chapter, entitled "Where to See Plants in Derbyshire", is set to become an important resource for local and visiting plant lovers as it describes 70 easily accessible and botanically-rich sites to visit, spread right across the county. This is the first county Flora to be published which includes the brand new 2014 designations of "England Red List Species". All of Derbyshire's own Red Data List plants are tabulated in a separate chapter, with others covering the very latest species discoveries, past published errors, plus a list of indicator species for each of Derbyshire's major plant habitats.

  • 1,919 Species Accounts
  • 1,100+ Colour Distribution Maps
  • 180 Colour photographs
  • 840,000 plant records analysed
  • 400 year historical coverage
  • 20 years of recording effort
  • 70 botanical sites to visit
  • 11 Derbyshire Landscape Character Areas described
  • All maps are in full colour
  • 9 Supporting Chapters
Publication due late Spring 2015.   Price £38.50 plus p&p.
See Pre-publication offer (available now for just £25)
ISBN:  978-1-874357-65-0
Size:285 x 215mm
Pages: 460
Illustrations: Full colour throughout

About the authors:
Dr Alan Willmot is the BSBI Vice-county plant recorder for Derbyshire (V.C.57) and a retired senior lecturer at the  University of Derby. 
Nick Moyes was Senior Keeper of Natural History at Derby Museum & Art Gallery for 25 years, but is now a private consultant and part-time Project Officer for the Lowland Derbyshire Biodiversity Partnership.

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