The Orchid Outlaw: On a Mission to Save Britain’s Rarest Flowers by Ben Jacob


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Ten years ago, Ben Jacob turned outlaw to save our rarest flowers. This is his story. Obsessed by orchids since childhood, Ben spent his twenties travelling to far-flung jungles to see them in the wild. Returning to the UK, he was entranced to discover our fifty-one native species and their exotic stories: the Bee whose flower looks (and smells) so much like one that even bees are fooled, the Ghost which exists without direct sunlight, and the Autumn Lady’s-tresses that helped Darwin work out his theory of evolution.