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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 03.1 October 1991

The Mountain Flora of Britain and Ireland

By - Derek Ratcliffe

The term 'mountain plant' is a somewhat arbitrary category for species which belong entirely or largely to the hill country, and are predominantly northern. They represent a flor associated especially with low temperatures, and evolved in the colder regions of the World. Their wider European or World distribution is in far northern and/or mountainous regions, and their geographical distribution is accordingly characterised as arctic, alpine or arctic-alpine (Matthews 1955).

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist