The number of vascular plants growing in Estonia totals ca 1 400. Due to the milder climate of Western Estonia, 3/4 of the total number of species are found in the coastal lowlands and islands. In spite of large tracks of intact nature, Estonian flora as a whole is under strong human attack. For instance, the vegetation of grasslands, varying from floodplain meadows on the riverbanks to the dry alvars, has been formed under a long-lasting and steady impact of haymaking and pasturing.
This book tries to give an illustrated overview of some of Estonian flowering plants on more than 100 pages. It contains pictures and explanatory text of about 300 local wild flowers. Most of the photos in this book have been taken by author in numerous national parks, protected areas and nature reserves of Estonia.