Floras come in all shapes and sizes, but is it possible to create something that provides comprehensive species coverage while remaining accessible to a wide audience? Here I share my experience in preparing a botanically rigorous but visually appealing flora of a 120-hectare SSSI in South Wales.
David Barden became a member of the BSBI in 2007, and has botanised in Cambridgeshire and Glamorgan. He is currently joint vice-county recorder for v.c. 41 (Glamorgan), and helps to run the Glamorgan Botany Group.